Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 Days are shorter and colder and it seems difficult to keep your home comfortable and cozy. We’ve got some 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 Cedar Rapids: Seal air leaks. A great deal of warm air escapes your home through small cracks around your windows and doors. This can be a costly problem when you look at your utility bill. Luckily, 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 saving money. What’s more is that it’s super easy to do yourself. Look at your filter regularly and change it when the manufacturer recommends it. Get plants. Houseplants are a perfect addition to your home because they look attractive, and they can actually enhance your indoor air quality. Certain common houseplants will absorb some of the airborne toxins that are released from everyday household cleaners, paints and other products. Furnace service. You should plan for regular furnace service every year. This will ensure your furnace is working correctly, and if it’s not, find problem areas before they escalate. Keeping your home comfortable every winter doesn’t have to be time-consuming task. Call Ilten's Incorporated at 319-363-0283 to get more information about keeping your home comfortable or to schedule furnace service. You can also easily set up an appointment online.