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

November 24, 2015

The plummeting temperatures in Auburn aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s not hard to daydream about the warmer weather, it’s crucial to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so vital to complete annual furnace service.

We do have to mention that there are only a couple things that will provide as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is suggested to be scheduled 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 complete your annual furnace service? Here are a few other jobs you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — many energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need addressed. You might be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to sneak out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, 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 indoors. 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 uncover any concerns, weatherstripping is basic to replace and may take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they could be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These handful tips are just a starting point, but do note that there are other simple 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 set up furnace service, give the experts at Forster Heating a call at 530-885-8081 or set up an appointment with us online.

The plummeting temperatures in Auburn aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s not hard to daydream about the warmer weather, it’s crucial to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so vital to complete annual furnace service. We do have to mention that there are only a couple things that will provide as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is suggested to be scheduled 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 complete your annual furnace service? Here are a few other jobs you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — many energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need addressed. You might be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to sneak out. Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, 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 indoors. 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 uncover any concerns, weatherstripping is basic to replace and may take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they could be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These handful tips are just a starting point, but do note that there are other simple 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 set up furnace service, give the experts at Forster Heating a call at 530-885-8081 or set up an appointment with us online. ">