The plummeting temperatures in Mount Pleasant aren’t leaving, and while it’s not hard to fantasize about the warmer temperatures, it’s crucial to remember that you can remain just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so important to complete annual furnace service.
We do have to mention that there are few things that will offer as much to your comfort this winter as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them comfortable the entire time?
Already complete your annual furnace service? Here are a couple 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 addressed. You might be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to escape.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors offer the opportunity for a lot of cold air to come in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you can still have air making its way inside. Check to see if your weatherstripping is all good 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 simple to switch out and may take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they could be letting all the hot air in your home get 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 realize 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 set up furnace service, give the experts at Olde Towne Heating & Air a call at 843-485-0967 or set up an appointment with us online.