Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 You’ve probably noticed the days are getting shorter and colder and it feels impossible to keep your home comfortable and cozy. We’ve got some tips that can help in addition to completing annual furnace service. These tips will boost the comfort your furnace provides. Here are four tips for staying comfortable this winter in Charlottesville: Seal air leaks. A lot of warm air escapes your home through cracks around your windows and doors. This can be an expensive problem when it’s time to pay your utility bill. Fortunately, it’s not costly to fix it. Generally, new weatherstripping or caulking will do the job. Change your furnace filter. •This is imperative to improving your furnace’s efficiency, and therefore saving money. The best part is that it’s super easy to do yourself. Check your filter regularly and change it when the manufacturer recommends it. Get plants. Houseplants are great because they look pretty, and they can actually enhance your indoor air quality. Certain common houseplants will absorb some of the airborne toxins that are released from common household cleaners, paints and other products. Furnace service. You should schedule regular furnace service annually. This will ensure your furnace is working properly, and if it’s not, discover problem areas before they worsen. Keeping your home comfortable this winter doesn’t have to be a huge task. Call Beck Cohen at 434-296-0129 to find out more about keeping your home comfortable or to schedule furnace service. You can also conveniently set up an appointment online.