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How to keep your Middletown home comfortable this winter

The chillier temperatures in Middletown are here to stay for a while. You may be wishing for summer, but you deserve to be just as comfortable during winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it working well with routine furnace service.

You count on your furnace to keep you cozy in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service annually. When you take care of your furnace, it will take care of you and keep you warm all winter long.

If you’ve already taken care of your annual furnace service this year, here are some additional things you can do to be certain your home stays comfortable:

  • 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 amazing how many areas let hot or cold air leak out of your home.
  • Weatherstripping — a great deal of cold air flows into your home through open doors. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Look at your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s gaping or damaged. There’s a good chance this could stop a lot of cold air from slipping inside your home.
  • Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is often makes home heating a bigger challenge. 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.

These tips are a good starting point, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home warm and cozy. Or, give the experts at Schagrin Gas Company a call at 302-658-2000 to get more tips and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t already. You can also make an appointment with us online.