The dropping temperatures in McHenry aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s not hard to daydream about the warmer temps, it’s critical 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 schedule annual furnace service.
We do have to bring up the fact that there are only a couple things that will offer as much to your comfort this winter as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the whole time?
Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a couple other jobs you can do to help keep your home comfortable:
- Energy audit — many energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need improving. You might be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to escape.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of cold air to come in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you may still have air making its way in your home. Check to see if your weatherstripping is all good or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be allowing cold air inside. If you uncover any problems, weatherstripping is simple to replace and could take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they might be letting all the hot air in your home escape through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.
These three tips are just a starting point, but do realize that there are other basic fixes you can handle once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the experts at Jett's Heating & Air Inc. a call at 815-410-1128 or set up an appointment with us online.