The dipping temperatures in Zelienople aren’t leaving, and while it’s simple to fantasize about the warmer temps, it’s critical to remember that you can stay 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 aren’t many things that will offer as much to your comfort this year as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them warm the entire season?
Already complete your annual furnace service? Here are a handful of other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable:
- Energy audit — most energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need improving. You could be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to get out.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of cold air to come 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 in working-order 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 basic to swap and could take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they could be letting all the hot air in your home get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.
These handful tips are just a place to start, but do recognize that there are other simple fixes you can complete once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy jobs to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the experts at Knoechel Heating Company a call at 724-425-5852 or schedule an appointment with us online.