The dipping temperatures in Columbus aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s easy to fantasize about the warmer weather, it’s critical to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so important to keep up with annual furnace service.
We do have to bring up the fact that there are few things that will provide as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the whole time?
Already done with your annual furnace service? Here are a couple other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable:
- Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need fixed. You could be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to get out.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of cold air to get in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you could 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 letting cold air inside. If you notice any issues, weatherstripping is easy to switch out and can take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they could 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 couple of tips are just a starting point, but do note 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 projects to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the team at Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling a call at 614-451-0846 or schedule an appointment with us online.