The plummeting temperatures in Rock Hill aren’t leaving, and while it’s easy to fantasize about the warmer weather, it’s important 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 mention that there aren’t many things that will provide as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service should be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them warm the entire season?
Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a couple other jobs you can do to help keep your home comfortable:
- Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need fixed. You could be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to get 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 can still have air making its way in your home. 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 uncover any issues, weatherstripping is easy to switch out and may take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they could be letting all the hot air in your home get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.
These couple of tips are just a place to start, but do recognize 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 projects to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the team at US Air Heating and Cooling a call at 803-220-0761 or schedule an appointment with us online.