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

November 24, 2015

The dipping temperatures in Perry aren’t leaving, and while it’s easy 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 keep up with annual furnace service.

We do have to note that there are only a couple things that will offer as much to your comfort this winter as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service should be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them warm the whole time?

Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a few 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 might be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to escape.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of cold air to come in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you may still have air making its way in your home. 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 basic to switch out and may take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, 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 place to start, but do note 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 things to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the team at Gillman Heating and Air a call at 478-202-3076 or arrange an appointment with us online.