The plummeting temperatures in Houston aren’t leaving, and while it’s easy to daydream about the warmer weather, it’s crucial to remember that you can remain just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so important to keep up with annual furnace service.
We do have to bring up the fact that there are only a couple things that will contribute 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 frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them comfortable the whole time?
Already done with your annual furnace service? Here are a couple other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable:
- Energy audit — many energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need improving. You might be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to sneak out.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, 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 can still have air making its way in your home. Check to see if your weatherstripping is all good or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you notice any problems, weatherstripping is simple to replace and could take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, 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 place to start, but do recognize that there are other basic fixes you can handle once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the team at Marcos AC & Heating a call at 713-469-3357 or schedule an appointment with us online.