How to keep your Hudsonville home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The plummeting temperatures in Hudsonville aren’t leaving, and while it’s simple to dream about the warmer temperatures, it’s important to remember that you can remain just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a huge role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to complete annual furnace service. We do have to note that there are only a couple things that will provide as much to your comfort this winter as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service should be done annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them warm 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 — a lot of energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need improving. You might be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to escape. Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of cold air to get 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 uncover any concerns, weatherstripping is basic to swap and can 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 might be letting all the hot air in your home escape through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These handful tips are just the beginning, but do realize 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 jobs to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the team at West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services a call at 616-669-3961 or schedule an appointment with us online.