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How to keep your Lexington home comfortable this winter

The chillier temperatures in Lexington will hang on for a while. You may be wishing for summer, but you should realize you can be just as comfortable throughout winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it operating well with annual furnace service.

You depend on your furnace to keep you comfortable in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service annually. When you take care of your furnace, it will take care of you and keep you warm no matter how cold the winter gets.

If you’ve already taken care of your routine furnace service this year, here are some additional things you can do to make sure your home stays comfortable:

  • Have an energy audit — quite a few energy companies will perform an energy audit on your home to help you pinpoint areas that can improve. You’d be surprised how many areas let hot or cold air leak out of your home.
  • Weatherstripping — a great deal of cold air enters your home when doors are open. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Look at your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s worn out or damaged. There’s a good chance this could prevent a lot of cold air from finding its way inside your home.
  • Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is a common problem with heating your home. They may permit a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can fix this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape.

These tips are a good starting point, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home warm and cozy. Or, give the experts at James Heating & A/C, Inc a call at 336-853-6070 to get more tips and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t done so yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.