How to keep your Middletown home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The dipping temperatures in Middletown aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s simple to dream 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 huge role in this, which is why it’s so important to schedule annual furnace service. We do have to note that there are few things that will provide as much to your comfort this winter as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the entire season? Already done with your annual furnace service? Here are a handful of other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need fixed. You could be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to get out. Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of cold air to make it’s way inside 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 find any issues, weatherstripping is easy to swap and can take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they may be letting all the hot air in your home get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These three tips are just a starting point, but do realize that there are other easy fixes you can complete once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the team at Schagrin Gas Company a call at 302-658-2000 or arrange an appointment with us online.