The dropping temperatures in Logan aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s easy to dream about the warmer temps, it’s important to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so important to complete annual furnace service.
We do have to bring up the fact that there aren’t many things that will contribute as much to your comfort this year as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them warm the entire season?
Already complete your annual furnace service? Here are a few other tasks 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 uncover areas that need fixed. You may be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to sneak out.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors offer the opportunity for a lot of cold air to come in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you could still have air making its way indoors. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in-tact or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you notice any problems, weatherstripping is easy to replace and may take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they could be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.
These three tips are just a starting point, but do realize 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 jobs to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the pros at Western Mechanical, Inc. a call at 435-753-5515 or arrange an appointment with us online.