How to keep your West Columbia home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The colder temperatures in West Columbia will hang on for a while. You may be thinking about summer, but you should realize you can be just as comfortable all winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it operating well with annual furnace service. You depend on your furnace to keep you warm in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service each year. When you take care of your furnace, it will take care of you and keep you cozy throughout the winter. If you’ve already scheduled your regular furnace service this year, we’ve pulled together some additional things you can do to be certain your home stays comfortable: Have an energy audit — a lot of energy companies will do an energy audit on your home to help you pinpoint areas that can improve. You’d be surprised how many areas let hot or cold air leak out of your home. Weatherstripping — a large amount of cold air flows into your home through open doors. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Inspect your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s gaping or damaged. This easy fix could block a lot of cold air from making its way inside your home. Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is often makes home heating a bigger challenge. They may allow a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can repair this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape. These tips will help a lot, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home warm and cozy. Or, give the experts at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. a call at 803-796-9172 and we can help with that and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t done so yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.