The plummeting temperatures in Alice aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s simple to fantasize about the warmer temperatures, it’s crucial to remember that you can remain just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so important to complete annual furnace service.
We do have to note that there are only a couple things that will contribute as much to your comfort this year as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is suggested to be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the entire time?
Already complete your annual furnace service? Here are a handful of other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable:
- Energy audit — many energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need improving. You might be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to get out.
- 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 inside. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in working-order or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be allowing cold air inside. If you uncover any issues, weatherstripping is easy to swap 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 how old your lights are, they may 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 simple fixes you can complete once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy things to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the pros at Rescue Heating & Air a call at 361-265-4371 or set up an appointment with us online.