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

November 24, 2015

The plummeting temperatures in Kutztown aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s simple to daydream about the warmer weather, it’s critical 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 crucial to complete annual furnace service.

We do have to bring up the fact 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 done annually. After all, who wants to spend a long winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them comfortable the entire time?

Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a couple other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — most energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need improving. You may be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to escape.
  • 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 could still have air making its way inside. 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 uncover any issues, weatherstripping is simple to replace and could take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they might 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 three tips are just a starting point, but do recognize 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 do on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the pros at Moyer Total Indoor Comfort a call at 484-646-3363 or set up an appointment with us online.