The dipping temperatures in Lexington aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s simple to fantasize about the warmer weather, it’s critical to remember that you can remain just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so important to keep up with annual furnace service.
We do have to note that there aren’t many things that will offer 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 whole time?
Already complete your annual furnace service? Here are a couple other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable:
- Energy audit — many energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need improving. You might be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to sneak out.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of cold air to get in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you can still have air making its way indoors. Check to see if your weatherstripping is all good or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be permitting cold air inside. If you notice any problems, weatherstripping is simple to switch out and could take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they could be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.
These couple of tips are just a place to start, but do recognize that there are other simple fixes you can handle once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the team at James Heating & A/C, Inc a call at 336-853-6070 or arrange an appointment with us online.