The dipping temperatures in Menomonie and western Wisconsin aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s simple to dream about the warmer temps, it’s crucial to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so important to complete annual furnace service.
We do have to bring up the fact that there are few things that will provide as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service should be done annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid 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 couple other jobs 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 uncover areas that need fixed. You might be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to sneak out.
- 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 inside. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in working-order or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you uncover any issues, weatherstripping is easy to replace 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 light’s age, they may be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.
These three tips are just the beginning, but do recognize 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 accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the team at Halverson Brothers Inc a call at 715-352-4052 or arrange an appointment with us online.