The dropping temperatures in Kearney aren’t heading anywhere, 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 big role in this, which is why it’s so vital to keep up with annual furnace service.
We do have to bring up the fact that there are only a couple things that will offer as much to your comfort this winter as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service should be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a long winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the entire season?
Already complete your annual furnace service? Here are a couple other jobs you can do to help keep your home comfortable:
- Energy audit — many energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need improving. 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 make it’s way inside your home. However, when your door is shut, you can 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 concerns, weatherstripping is basic to switch out and can take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they may be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.
These three tips are just a place to start, but do realize that there are other easy 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 set up furnace service, give the experts at Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 308-624-3485 or schedule an appointment with us online.