The plummeting temperatures in Hodgenville aren’t leaving, and while it’s easy to dream about the warmer temperatures, it’s important to remember that you can remain just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to keep up with annual furnace service.
We do have to mention that there are few 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 done annually. After all, who wants to spend a long winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them warm the entire season?
Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a handful of other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable:
- Energy audit — most energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need addressed. You might be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to get out.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of cold air to come in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you may still have air making its way in your home. Check to see if your weatherstripping is all good or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be allowing cold air inside. If you find any issues, weatherstripping is basic to switch out and could take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they could 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 handful tips are just a place to start, but do recognize that there are other basic fixes you can handle 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 schedule furnace service, give the experts at Phelps Heating & Cooling a call at 270-358-3167 or arrange an appointment with us online.