The dropping temperatures in Heflin aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s not hard to fantasize about the warmer temps, it’s crucial to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a huge role in this, which is why it’s so important to keep up with annual furnace service.
We do have to note that there aren’t many things that will contribute as much to your comfort this winter 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 warm 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 — many energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need fixed. You may be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to escape.
- 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 inside. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in-tact or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be allowing cold air inside. If you find any issues, weatherstripping is easy to switch out and can take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they might be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple 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 complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the pros at Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc a call at 256-270-1196 or schedule an appointment with us online.