Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 Days are shorter and colder and it feels impossible to keep your home comfortable and toasty. We’ve got a collection of tips that can help beyond completing annual furnace service. These tips will complement the comfort your furnace provides. Here are four tips for staying comfy this winter in Portland Metro: Seal air leaks. A lot of warm air escapes your home through 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. Usually, new weatherstripping or caulking is all it takes. Change your furnace filter. •This is crucial to improving your furnace’s efficiency, and therefore helping you save money. The best part is that it’s incredibly easy to do yourself. Check your filter regularly and change it when the manufacturer recommends it. Get plants. Houseplants are good to have because they look pretty, and they can actually boost 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 every year. This will ensure your furnace is working as it should, and if it’s not, discover problem areas before they get worse. Keeping your home comfortable this winter doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. Call Central Air Inc at 503-656-1908 to get more information about keeping your home comfortable or to schedule furnace service. You can also simply set up an appointment online.