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

The plummeting temperatures in Kearney aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s simple to fantasize about the warmer temperatures, it’s critical to remember that you can remain just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a huge role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to keep up with annual furnace service.

We do have to note that there aren’t many 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 comfortable the entire season?

Already done with your annual furnace service? Here are a handful of 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 identify areas that need fixed. You might be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to sneak 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 concerns, weatherstripping is easy to swap and could take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they could 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 the beginning, but do note that there are other simple fixes you can complete once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the pros at Thurston Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 308-624-3485 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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