How to keep your Columbus home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The plummeting temperatures in Columbus aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s not hard 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 vital to schedule 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 suggested to be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold 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 things you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — many energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need addressed. You might be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to escape. Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors offer 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 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 allowing cold air inside. If you notice any concerns, weatherstripping is simple to switch out 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 the age of your lights, they might be letting all the hot air in your home escape through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These three tips are just a place to start, but do note that there are other basic fixes you can complete once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy things to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the pros at Wolfe & Sons Inc a call at 614-451-0846 or set up an appointment with us online.