Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With cooler temperatures settled in and days that seem like there’s very little any sunshine, it can be tough to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That goes far beyond doing annual furnace service too, because there are numerous things you can do to help make your home feel comfortable even when your furnace is running at its best. Here are a few that we find very helpful here in Baltimore: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean a lot of air is escaping your home. And, 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 close those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively simple fixes for homeowners to do themselves. Change 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 usually recommended to swap your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its benefits, but some may last even longer. Get plants. Indoor plants can offer a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they can likely improve your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a host of contaminants 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 get a reminder. Having furnace service performed annually helps you make certain 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 hard to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 410-355-6010 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.