The plummeting temperatures in Mechanicsburg aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s easy to fantasize about the warmer temperatures, it’s crucial 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 vital to complete annual furnace service.
We do have to mention that there are few things that will offer as much to your comfort this winter as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service should be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a long winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them comfortable the entire season?
Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a couple other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable:
- Energy audit — most energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need addressed. You may be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to get out.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of cold air to make it’s way inside your home. However, when your door is shut, you could still have air making its way in your home. 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 permitting cold air inside. If you find any concerns, weatherstripping is basic to replace and may take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they might be letting all the hot air in your home get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.
These couple of tips are just the beginning, but do realize that there are other simple fixes you can complete once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy jobs to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the team at H & H Service Company a call at 717-220-4502 or set up an appointment with us online.