How to keep your Erie home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The coldest temperatures in Erie will be here for a while. You may be wishing for summer, but you deserve to be just as comfortable throughout winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it running well with regular furnace service. You count on your furnace to keep you comfortable in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service every single year. When you take care of your furnace, it will take care of you and keep you cozy throughout the winter. If you’ve already had your annual furnace service this year, we have some additional things you can do to ensure your home stays warm: Have an energy audit — you will find that many energy companies will do an energy audit on your home to help you find 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 enters your home every time an exterior door is opened. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Check your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s gaping or damaged. This simple task could stop 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 allow 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 comfy and cozy. Or, give the experts at Patterson & Stirling Inc a call at 814-833-5558 and we can help with that and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.