Three Tips to Keep Your Saint Marys Home Comfortable During the Winter Months

The dipping temperatures in Saint Marys aren’t leaving, and while it’s simple to daydream about the warmer weather, it’s important to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to schedule annual furnace service.

We do have to bring up the fact that there aren’t many things that will provide as much to your comfort this winter as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be scheduled 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 check off your annual furnace service? Here are a handful of other jobs you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — most energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need fixed. You could be surprised what areas are letting 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 get in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you could still have air making its way inside. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in-tact or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be permitting cold air inside. If you notice any issues, weatherstripping is simple to replace and can take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they may be letting all the hot air in your home get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These handful tips are just a place to start, 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 accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the pros at Turner Brothers Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 912-208-2470 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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