The plummeting temperatures in Sacramento aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s simple to dream about the warmer temperatures, it’s important to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a huge role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to keep up with annual furnace service.
We do have to note that there aren’t many things that will offer as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service should be done annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the entire time?
Already complete your annual furnace service? Here are a handful of other jobs you can do to help keep your home comfortable:
- Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will offer 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 which door it is, doors permit 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 all good or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be allowing cold air inside. If you find any concerns, weatherstripping is easy 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 could be letting all the hot air in your home escape through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.
These couple of tips are just a starting point, but do note that there are other simple fixes you can handle 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 arrange furnace service, give the pros at American HVAC Inc a call at 916-243-6714 or set up an appointment with us online.