The dropping temperatures in Haines City aren’t leaving, 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 schedule annual furnace service.
We do have to note that there are few things that will offer as much to your comfort this year as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be done annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them comfortable the whole time?
Already complete your annual furnace service? Here are a couple other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable:
- Energy audit — many energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need fixed. You might be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to sneak out.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of cold air to get in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you may still have air making its way inside. 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 permitting cold air inside. If you notice any issues, weatherstripping is basic to replace and could take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they may be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.
These couple of tips are just the beginning, but do recognize that there are other easy 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 set up furnace service, give the pros at Air Commander's Heating & Air Conditioning Co. a call at 863-216-2923 or set up an appointment with us online.