Three Tips to Keep Your Wisconsin Rapids Home Comfortable During the Winter Months

The plummeting temperatures in Wisconsin Rapids aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s easy to dream about the warmer temps, it’s crucial 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 complete annual furnace service.

We do have to mention that there are only a couple things that will offer as much to your comfort this year as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is suggested to be done annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them comfortable the whole time?

Already complete 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 find areas that need addressed. You may 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 allowing cold air inside. If you find any issues, weatherstripping is basic to replace and may take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they might 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 three tips are just a starting point, but do note that there are other simple fixes you can do 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 pros at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc a call at 715-301-0256 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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