Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 With winter settled in and days that seem like there’s hardly any sunlight, it can be difficult to always feel like your home is a comfortable place to be. That spreads far beyond completing annual furnace service too, because there are various things you can do to help make your home feel comfy even when your furnace is operating at its peak. Here are four that we find particularly helpful here in Hauppauge: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, may mean a great deal of air is leaving your home. And, the air that you’ve just paid to be heated or cooled is going 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 handle themselves. Swap your furnace filter. This is one of the most important things you can do to not only increase 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 usually recommended to change your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some may last even longer. Buy plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a variety of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually pleasing, they could possibly improve your indoor air quality as well because plants absorb a number of pollutants that are emitted from a variety of common household cleaners, paints and other products. Furnace service. This should be something that you’re already doing, but it never hurts to receive 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 hard to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 631-360-2665 or arrange an appointment online to hear about any of these suggestions or find out more about furnaces, our furnace service or anything else comfort related.