The plummeting temperatures in Dresden aren’t leaving, and while it’s easy to daydream about the warmer temperatures, it’s crucial 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 important to keep up with annual furnace service.
We do have to note that there are few things that will contribute as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a long 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 — many energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need fixed. You may be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to get out.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors allow 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 inside. 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 find any concerns, weatherstripping is simple to replace and can take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they might be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.
These three tips are just a starting point, but do note that there are other easy fixes you can complete once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy jobs to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the team at McFadden Heating & Cooling a call at 1-866-781-0111 or schedule an appointment with us online.