The chillier temperatures in Manassas will be here for a while. You may be daydreaming about summer, but you should realize you can be just as comfortable throughout winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it operating well with routine furnace service.
You rely on your furnace to keep you warm in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service every single year. When you take care of your furnace, it will take care of you and keep you comfortable no matter how cold the winter gets.
If you’ve already had your routine furnace service this year, we’ve pulled together some additional things you can do to make sure your home stays cozy:
- Have an energy audit — you will find that many energy companies will do an energy audit on your home to help you identify areas that can improve. It’s shocking how many areas let hot or cold air escape.
- Weatherstripping — a great deal of cold air comes into your home through open doors. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Inspect your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s cracked or damaged. There’s a good chance this could block a lot of cold air from slipping inside your home.
- Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is a common problem with heating your home. They may let a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can repair this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape.
Use these tips as a starting point, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home warm and comfortable. Or, give the experts at Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. a call at 703-260-1148 to get more tips and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.