Comfort Maximized – From New Plants to Furnace Service12/11/2015 The days are starting to get shorter and colder and it seems difficult to keep your home comfortable and toasty. We’ve got some tips that can help beyond completing annual furnace service. These tips will complement the comfort your furnace provides. Here are four tips for staying cozy this winter in Chicago: 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 comes to your utility bill. The good news is 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 saving you some money. What’s even better is that it’s really easy to do yourself. Inspect your filter regularly and change it when the manufacturer recommends it. Get plants. Houseplants are good to have because they look attractive, and they can actually enhance your indoor air quality. Many common houseplants will absorb some of the airborne toxins that are released from everyday household cleaners, paints and other products. Furnace service. You should schedule regular furnace service every year. This will ensure your furnace is working correctly, and if it’s not, discover problem areas before they escalate. Keeping your home comfortable every winter doesn’t have to be an overwhelming task. Call iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning at 773-704-0640 to get more information about keeping your home comfortable or to schedule furnace service. You can also conveniently set up an appointment online.