The dipping temperatures in Justin aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s not hard to fantasize about the warmer temperatures, 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 crucial to schedule annual furnace service.
We do have to bring up the fact that there are only a couple things that will offer as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is suggested to be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a long winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the whole time?
Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a couple other jobs 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 uncover areas that need fixed. You may be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to get out.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of cold air to come in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you can 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 find any problems, weatherstripping is simple to swap and could take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they could be letting all the hot air in your home escape through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.
These couple of tips are just a place to start, but do note that there are other easy 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 pros at Pepper AC & Htg Inc a call at 940-202-1184 or arrange an appointment with us online.