Three Tips to Keep Your Branchville Home Comfortable During the Winter Months

November 24, 2015

The dipping temperatures in Branchville aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s easy to dream about the warmer temperatures, it’s crucial to remember that you can remain just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a huge 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 few things that will contribute as much to your comfort this year as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be done annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them warm the whole time?

Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a couple other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need improving. You might be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to escape.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of cold air to get in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you can still have air making its way in your home. 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 issues, weatherstripping is basic to switch out 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 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 handful tips are just a place to start, 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 jobs to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the experts at Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. a call at 862-345-6896 or schedule an appointment with us online.