The dropping temperatures in Wausau aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s not hard to fantasize about the warmer temps, 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 important to complete annual furnace service.
We do have to bring up the fact that there are few things that will provide 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 covered the entire season?
Already complete 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 provide an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need fixed. You could be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to get out.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors offer 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 indoors. 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 find any issues, weatherstripping is basic to switch out and can take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they may be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.
These three tips are just a starting point, but do note that there are other basic fixes you can complete once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the experts at Gilray Heating and Cooling a call at 715-301-0727 or schedule an appointment with us online.