The dipping temperatures in West Columbia aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s simple to daydream about the warmer weather, it’s crucial to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so vital to keep up with annual furnace service.
We do have to bring up the fact that there are few things that will offer as much to your comfort this winter as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is suggested to be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them warm the whole time?
Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a few other jobs you can do to help keep your home comfortable:
- Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need addressed. You could be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to escape.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors offer the opportunity for a lot of cold air to come in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you could still have air making its way indoors. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in working-order or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you notice any issues, weatherstripping is basic to switch out and could take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they might 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 couple of tips are just a starting point, but do note that there are other simple fixes you can handle 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 pros at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. a call at 803-265-4208 or schedule an appointment with us online.