The plummeting temperatures in Troy aren’t leaving, and while it’s simple to dream about the warmer temperatures, it’s important to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to keep up with annual furnace service.
We do have to mention that there are only a couple things that will offer as much to your comfort this year as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service should be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them comfortable the whole time?
Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a couple other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable:
- Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need addressed. You might be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to get out.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of cold air to get in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you may still have air making its way inside. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in working-order or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be allowing cold air inside. If you notice any concerns, weatherstripping is easy to switch out and could take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they may be letting all the hot air in your home get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.
These three tips are just the beginning, but do note that there are other basic fixes you can do once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the team at Edington Heating & Cooling Inc a call at 937-558-9478 or schedule an appointment with us online.