How to keep your Dresden home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The colder temperatures in Dresden are here to stay for a while. You may be wishing for summer, but you should realize you can be just as comfortable during winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it working well with annual furnace service. You count on your furnace to keep you cozy 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 scheduled your annual furnace service this year, here are some additional things you can do to ensure your home stays warm: Have an energy audit — you will find that many energy companies will perform an energy audit on your home to help you identify areas that can improve. It’s shocking how many areas let hot or cold air leak out of your home. Weatherstripping — a large amount of cold air flows into your home through open doors. 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 making its way inside your home. Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is one of the most common problems. 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 comfortable. Or, give the experts at McFadden Heating & Cooling a call at 1-866-781-0111 for more ideas and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t already. You can also make an appointment with us online.