The dipping temperatures in Wisconsin Rapids aren’t leaving, and while it’s simple to fantasize about the warmer weather, it’s crucial 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 vital to complete annual furnace service.
We do have to mention that there aren’t many things that will contribute as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service should be done annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them warm 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 — most energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need improving. You could be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to escape.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors offer the opportunity for a lot of cold air to get in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you could still have air making its way in your home. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in working-order or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be permitting cold air inside. If you find any issues, weatherstripping is basic to swap and may take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they may be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.
These three tips are just the beginning, but do note 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 do on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the pros at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc a call at 715-301-0256 or set up an appointment with us online.