The dropping temperatures in Siloam Springs aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s not hard to fantasize about the warmer temps, it’s crucial to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so important to keep up with annual furnace service.
We do have to bring up the fact that there are only a couple things that will provide as much to your comfort this year as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service should be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid 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 things 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 addressed. You might be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to get out.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, 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 could 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 find any concerns, weatherstripping is basic to replace and may take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, 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 three tips are just a place to start, but do note that there are other simple fixes you can do 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 schedule furnace service, give the pros at Siloam Springs Heating & AC a call at 479-308-8176 or arrange an appointment with us online.