The dipping temperatures in Delray Beach aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s easy to fantasize about the warmer weather, it’s critical to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a huge role in this, which is why it’s so vital to complete annual furnace service.
We do have to note 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 done annually. After all, who wants to spend a long winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them comfortable the entire time?
Already done with your annual furnace service? Here are a few other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable:
- Energy audit — most energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need addressed. You may be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to get out.
- 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 can 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 find any concerns, weatherstripping is basic to replace and can take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they may 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 couple of tips are just a starting point, but do note that there are other easy fixes you can do once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the experts at Kilbourne Heating & AC a call at 561-287-7071 or arrange an appointment with us online.