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How to keep your Franklin Lakes home comfortable this winter

The coldest temperatures in Franklin Lakes will be here for a while. You may be thinking about summer, but you deserve to be just as comfortable during winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it running well with regular furnace service.

You count on your furnace to keep you cozy in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service annually. When you take care of your furnace, it will take care of you and keep you warm throughout the winter.

If you’ve already had your annual furnace service this year, we’ve pulled together some additional things you can do to make sure your home stays cozy:

  • Have an energy audit — quite a few energy companies will complete an energy audit on your home to help you pinpoint areas that can improve. It’s amazing how many areas let hot or cold air escape.
  • Weatherstripping — a great deal of cold air flows into your home through open doors. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Inspect your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s gaping or damaged. This easy fix 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 permit a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can repair this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape.

These tips will help a lot, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home warm and comfortable. Or, give the experts at Total Comfort a call at 201-891-1333 to get more tips and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t done so yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.