Comfort Maximized From New Plants to Furnace Service

December 11, 2015

Days are shorter and colder and it feels impossible to keep your home comfortable and toasty. We’ve got a few 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 Pella:

  • Seal air leaks. A great deal of warm air escapes your home through gaps around your windows and doors. This can be an expensive problem when you look at your utility bill. Fortunately, it’s not costly to fix it. Most times, new weatherstripping or caulking is all it takes.
  • Change your furnace filter. •This is important to improving your furnace’s efficiency, and therefore saving money. What’s even better is that it’s really 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 pretty, and they can actually enhance your indoor air quality. A lot of common houseplants will absorb some of the airborne toxins that are released from everyday household cleaners, paints and other products.
  • Furnace service. You should arrange regular furnace service annually. This will ensure your furnace is working correctly, and if it’s not, discover problem areas before they worsen.

Keeping your home comfortable this winter doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. Call Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating at 641-628-3621 to learn more about keeping your home comfortable or to schedule furnace service.