Three Tips to Keep Your Columbus Home Comfortable During the Winter Months

The 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 mention 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 should be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold 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 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 find areas that need addressed. You may be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to get out.
  • 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 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 allowing cold air inside. If you find any concerns, weatherstripping is easy to switch out and could take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they might be letting all the hot air in your home get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These couple of tips are just a place to start, 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 things to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the experts at Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling a call at 614-451-0846 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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