Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any sunlight, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a cozy place to be. That extends far beyond doing annual furnace service too, because there are a variety of things you can do to help make your home feel comfy even when your furnace is running at its best. Here are a couple that we find particularly helpful here in Mount Pleasant: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a lot of air is sneaking out of your home. It goes without saying that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside as well. There are a variety of fixes that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively simple fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves. Change your furnace filter. This is one of the most critical things you can do to not only improve your furnace’s efficiency, but also to help save you money. Plus, you don’t need to have your furnace service technician to do it, you can take care of it yourself. It’s typically recommended to swap your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some can last even longer. Buy plants. Indoor plants can provide a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they can possibly better your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host of toxins that are emitted from a variety of common household cleaners, paints and other products. Furnace service. This should be something that you’re already handling, but it never hurts to receive a reminder. Having furnace service performed annually helps make sure that your furnace is in working-order, and if there’s a need for repairs, those can be fixed so your comfort isn’t in trouble. It doesn’t have to feel tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 843-856-1433 or schedule an appointment online to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.