Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s barely any daylight, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That goes far beyond doing annual furnace service too, because there are various things you can do to help make your home feel cozy even when your furnace is operating at its peak. Here are four that we find particularly helpful here in Olathe: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean quite a bit of air is escaping your home. It goes without saying that the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is making its way outside also. There are various choices that can help you shut those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are fairly basic fixes for homeowners to do themselves. Switch your furnace filter. This is one of the most important things you can do to not only improve your furnace’s efficiency, but also to help save you on your bills. Plus, you don’t need to have your furnace service technician to do it, you can take care of it yourself. It’s normally recommended to switch your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its performance, but some could last even longer. Add plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they may likely improve your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host of pollutants that are emitted from various common household cleaners, paints and other products. Furnace service. This should be something that you’re already handling, but it never hurts to have a reminder. Having furnace service done 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 conceded. It doesn’t have to feel overwhelming to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 913-432-3342 or set up an appointment online to learn more about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.