The dipping temperatures in Hudsonville aren’t leaving, and while it’s simple to fantasize about the warmer temperatures, it’s critical 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 schedule annual furnace service.
We do have to mention 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 is suggested to be completed 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 check off your annual furnace service? Here are a few other jobs you can do to help keep your home comfortable:
- Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need improving. You may be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to sneak out.
- 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 can 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 permitting cold air inside. If you find any problems, weatherstripping is basic to swap and could 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 easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.
These couple of tips are just a starting point, but do realize that there are other simple fixes you can handle once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy jobs to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the experts at West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services a call at (616) 669-3961 or set up an appointment with us online.