Three Tips to Keep Your Mount Hope Home Comfortable During the Winter Months

November 24, 2015

The plummeting temperatures in Mount Hope aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s not hard to daydream about the warmer temperatures, it’s crucial 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 schedule annual furnace service.

We do have to mention that there aren’t many things that will offer as much to your comfort this year 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 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 — most energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need addressed. You could be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to get out.
  • 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 can still have air making its way indoors. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in-tact or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you find any problems, 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 age of your lights, they might 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 couple of tips are just a starting point, but do recognize that there are other easy fixes you can complete once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy things to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the pros at Appalachian Heating a call at 304-707-0600 or set up an appointment with us online.