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 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 doing its. Here are four that we find especially helpful here in Manassas Park: Seal air leaks. Air leaks, whether they’re around your windows or your doors, can mean quite a bit of air is leaving 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 fixes that can help you seal those gaps, from weatherstripping to caulking, and they are relatively simple fixes for homeowners to take care of themselves. Switch your furnace filter. This is one of the most crucial things you can do to not only increase 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 change your furnace filter every one or two months to get the most out of its capabilities, but some may last even longer. Get plants. Indoor plants can leave you with a number of comforts for your home. Not only are they visually attractive, they could likely boost 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 taking care of, but it never hurts to have a reminder. Having furnace service done annually helps you make certain 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 tough to keep a comfortable home when winter sets in. Feel free to give us a call at 703-369-5528 or schedule 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.