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 warm. We’ve got a collection of tips that can help beyond completing annual furnace service. These tips will boost the comfort your furnace provides. Here are four tips for staying cozy this winter in Erie: Seal air leaks. So much warm air escapes your home through small cracks around your windows and doors. This can be a costly problem when it comes to 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 important to improving your furnace’s efficiency, and therefore helping you save money. What’s more is that it’s incredibly easy to do yourself. Look at your filter regularly and change it when the manufacturer recommends it. Get plants. Houseplants are great because they look nice, and they can actually improve 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 correctly, and if it’s not, identify problem areas before they worsen. Keeping your home comfortable this winter doesn’t have to be a huge task. Call Patterson & Stirling Inc at 814-833-5558 to get more information about keeping your home comfortable or to schedule furnace service. You can also simply set up an appointment online.