How to keep your Branchville home comfortable this winter

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The dropping temperatures in Branchville aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s simple to dream about the warmer temperatures, it’s critical to remember that you can remain just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so vital to complete annual furnace service.

We do have to bring up the fact that there are only a couple things that will contribute as much to your comfort this winter as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the entire time?

Already done with your annual furnace service? Here are a few other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — many energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need addressed. You may be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to get out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors permit 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 inside. 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 problems, weatherstripping is easy to swap and could take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they might be letting all the hot air in your home escape through your ceiling. Fixing this is as basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These three tips are just a place to start, but do note that there are other easy fixes you can do once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy things to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the pros at Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. a call at 862-345-6896 or set up an appointment with us online.

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