Three Tips to Keep Your Heflin Home Comfortable During the Winter Months

The dipping temperatures in Heflin aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s easy to daydream about the warmer temps, it’s important 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 mention that there are few things that will offer as much to your comfort this season 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 entire time?

Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a few other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — most 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 offer the opportunity for a lot of cold air to get 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 allowing cold air inside. If you find any problems, weatherstripping is easy to switch out and could 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 sneak 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 realize that there are other easy fixes you can handle once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the experts at Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc a call at 256-270-1196 or set up an appointment with us online.

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