The dropping temperatures in Newark aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s not hard to daydream about the warmer temps, it’s important 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 important to keep up with annual furnace service.
We do have to note 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 is suggested to be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a long winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them comfortable the whole time?
Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a handful of other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable:
- Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need improving. You could be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to escape.
- 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 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 permitting cold air inside. If you uncover any issues, weatherstripping is easy to swap and can take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they could be letting all the hot air in your home get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.
These handful tips are just a starting point, 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 complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the team at Luikart Heating & Cooling a call at 740-200-5591 or set up an appointment with us online.