The plummeting temperatures in Franklin Lakes aren’t leaving, and while it’s easy to fantasize about the warmer temperatures, it’s critical to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so vital to schedule annual furnace service.
We do have to mention 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 scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the entire season?
Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a couple other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable:
- Energy audit — many energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need addressed. You may be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to escape.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, 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 may still have air making its way indoors. Check to see if your weatherstripping is all good 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 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 the age of your lights, they may 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 the beginning, but do realize that there are other simple fixes you can complete once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy things to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the experts at Total Comfort a call at 201-268-5663 or set up an appointment with us online.