Three Tips to Keep Your Middletown Home Comfortable During the Winter Months

November 24, 2015

The dropping temperatures in Middletown aren’t leaving, 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 crucial to schedule annual furnace service.

We do have to note that there are few things that will provide as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be done annually. After all, who wants to spend a long winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the entire season?

Already complete your annual furnace service? Here are a handful of other tasks 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 improving. You could be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to get out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors offer 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 simple to replace 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 light’s age, they may be letting all the hot air in your home get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These couple of tips are just the beginning, 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 jobs to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the team at SchagrinGAS Company a call at 302-231-1380 or arrange an appointment with us online.