How to keep your Mount Pleasant home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The dipping temperatures in Mount Pleasant aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s simple to fantasize 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 large role in this, which is why it’s so important to schedule annual furnace service. We do have to mention 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 should be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a long winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them comfortable the entire season? Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a couple other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — many energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need addressed. You may be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to sneak out. Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of cold air to make it’s way inside your home. However, when your door is shut, you can 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 letting cold air inside. If you notice any problems, weatherstripping is simple to swap and could take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they could be letting all the hot air in your home escape through your ceiling. Fixing this is as basic 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 do once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy jobs to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the experts at Olde Towne Heating & Air a call at 843-856-1433 or schedule an appointment with us online.