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

November 24, 2015

The dipping temperatures in Wyandotte aren’t leaving, and while it’s not hard to daydream about the warmer temps, it’s crucial 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 schedule annual furnace service.

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

Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a couple other things 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 could be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to get out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors offer 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 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 allowing cold air inside. If you notice any concerns, weatherstripping is basic to replace and may take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, 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 handful tips are just a starting point, but do realize 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 projects to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the experts at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 734-363-8907 or set up an appointment with us online.