How to keep your Lexington home comfortable this winter

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The dropping temperatures in Lexington aren’t leaving, and while it’s not hard to daydream about the warmer temps, it’s important to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a huge role in this, which is why it’s so vital to schedule annual furnace service.

We do have to bring up the fact that there are few things that will contribute as much to your comfort this winter 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 comfortable the entire season?

Already done with your annual furnace service? Here are a few other tasks 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 improving. You might be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to sneak out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of cold air to make it’s way inside your home. However, when your door is shut, you may still have air making its way indoors. 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 letting cold air inside. If you uncover any concerns, weatherstripping is simple to switch out and can take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they might be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out 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 realize 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 pros at James Heating & A/C, Inc a call at 336-853-6070 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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