The dipping temperatures in Port St. Lucie aren’t leaving, and while it’s not hard to daydream about the warmer temps, it’s critical to remember that you can remain just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so important to keep up with annual furnace service.
We do have to note that there are few things that will provide as much to your comfort this year as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a long winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the entire time?
Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a couple other jobs you can do to help keep your home comfortable:
- Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need fixed. You may be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to escape.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors allow 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 indoors. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in-tact 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 simple to swap and may take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they may be letting all the hot air in your home get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.
These couple of tips are just the beginning, but do realize that there are other easy fixes you can handle 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 schedule furnace service, give the pros at Custom Air Systems Inc a call at 772-247-2283 or arrange an appointment with us online.