Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With colder weather settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any sunshine, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That spreads far beyond having annual furnace service too, because there are various things you can do to help make your home feel comfy even when your furnace is running at its best. Here are a few that we find very helpful here in Beaverton: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, could mean a lot of air is leaving your home. Not to mention that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is going outside also. There are a variety of options that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively easy fixes for homeowners to do themselves. Switch your furnace filter. This is one of the most critical things you can do to not only increase your furnace’s efficiency, but also to help save you on your energy costs. Plus, you don’t need to have your furnace service technician to do it, you can handle it yourself. It’s usually recommended to switch your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some could last even longer. Add plants. Indoor plants can offer a host of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they may potentially improve your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of contaminants that are emitted from various common household cleaners, paints and other products. Furnace service. This should be something that you’re already taking care of, but it never hurts to get a reminder. Having furnace service completed annually helps you be sure that your furnace is in working-order, and if there’s a need for repairs, those can be addressed so your comfort isn’t compromised. It doesn’t have to feel overwhelming to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 503-848-3838 or schedule an appointment online to talk about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.