The chillier temperatures in Elk River are here to stay for a while. You may be wishing for summer, but you should realize you can be just as comfortable throughout winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it working well with annual furnace service.
You depend on your furnace to keep you cozy in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service each year. When you take care of your furnace, it will take care of you and keep you comfortable no matter how cold the winter gets.
If you’ve already taken care of your regular furnace service this year, we have some additional things you can do to ensure your home stays warm:
- Have an energy audit — quite a few energy companies will do an energy audit on your home to help you identify areas that can improve. You’d be surprised how many areas let hot or cold air leak out of your home.
- Weatherstripping — a great deal of cold air comes into your home every time an exterior door is opened. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Inspect your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s gaping or damaged. This easy fix could block a lot of cold air from making its way inside your home.
- Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is often makes home heating a bigger challenge. They may let a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can rectify this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape.
Use these tips as a starting point, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home warm and comfortable. Or, give the experts at Home Comfort Heating & Air a call at 763-276-0617 for more ideas and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t already. You can also make an appointment with us online.