The plummeting temperatures in Columbia aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s simple to fantasize about the warmer weather, it’s critical to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a huge role in this, which is why it’s so important to schedule annual furnace service.
We do have to mention that there are few things that will provide as much to your comfort this winter as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be scheduled 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 handful of other tasks 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 improving. You could be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to escape.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors offer the opportunity for a lot of cold air to make it’s way inside your home. However, when your door is shut, you can 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 letting cold air inside. If you notice any problems, weatherstripping is easy to swap 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 the age of your lights, they might 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 handful tips are just a place to start, but do note that there are other basic fixes you can handle once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the pros at Watts Electric & A/C Inc a call at 601-736-7362 or schedule an appointment with us online.