The chillier temperatures in Erie will hang on for a while. You may be thinking about summer, but you should realize you can be just as comfortable during winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it working well with regular furnace service.
You depend on your furnace to keep you cozy 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 warm no matter how cold the winter gets.
If you’ve already scheduled your regular furnace service this year, we have some additional things you can do to make sure your home stays comfortable:
- 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. It’s shocking how many areas let hot or cold air escape.
- Weatherstripping — a great deal of cold air comes into your home through open doors. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Look at 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 one of the most common problems. They may allow a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can repair this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape.
These tips are a good starting point, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home warm and comfortable. Or, give the experts at Patterson & Stirling Inc a call at 814-308-0416 for more ideas and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t done so yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.