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

November 24, 2015

The plummeting temperatures in Crestview aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s not hard to daydream about the warmer temperatures, it’s crucial to remember that you can remain just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so important to keep up with annual furnace service.

We do have to mention that there aren’t many things that will provide as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service should be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the entire 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 — most energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need fixed. You might be surprised what areas are permitting 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 come in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you may still have air making its way inside. 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 notice any problems, weatherstripping is basic to swap 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 escape 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 realize 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 things to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the team at Gordon Air Conditioning a call at 850-250-0335 or set up an appointment with us online.