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

November 24, 2015

The dipping temperatures in Huffman aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s easy to daydream about the warmer weather, it’s critical to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to complete annual furnace service.

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

Already done with your annual furnace service? Here are a few other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — many energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need fixed. You could be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to escape.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of cold air to get in to 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-tact or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be allowing cold air inside. If you notice any problems, weatherstripping is easy to replace and may take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they may be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These three tips are just a starting point, but do note that there are other basic fixes you can complete 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 schedule furnace service, give the team at Air Houston Mechanical LLC a call at 832-224-3887 or schedule an appointment with us online.