Three Tips to Keep Your Racine Home Comfortable During the Winter Months

The dropping temperatures in Racine aren’t leaving, and while it’s simple to fantasize about the warmer temps, it’s important to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so important to schedule annual furnace service.

We do have to bring up the fact that there aren’t many 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 whole time?

Already complete your annual furnace service? Here are a couple other things 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 find areas that need improving. You might be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to escape.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors offer the opportunity for a lot of cold air to make it’s way inside your home. However, when your door is shut, you could still have air making its way in your home. Check to see if your weatherstripping is all good or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be allowing cold air inside. If you uncover any concerns, weatherstripping is basic to swap and may take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, 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 three tips are just a place to start, but do realize 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 things to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the team at Keystone Heating & Air Conditioning Co., Inc a call at 262-358-9468 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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