The dipping temperatures in Savage aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s simple to daydream about the warmer weather, it’s critical to remember that you can continue to be 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 note that there aren’t many things that will offer as much to your comfort this year as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be done annually. After all, who wants to spend a long 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 — a lot of energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need addressed. You may be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to escape.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors allow 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 in your home. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in-tact or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be permitting cold air inside. If you notice any issues, weatherstripping is simple to replace and may take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, 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 place to start, but do recognize 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 do on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the experts at Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 952-373-0377 or arrange an appointment with us online.