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

November 24, 2015

The plummeting temperatures in Stuart aren’t leaving, and while it’s not hard to daydream about the warmer weather, it’s crucial 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 complete annual furnace service.

We do have to note that there aren’t many things that will contribute as much to your comfort this winter as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service should be done annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them comfortable the entire season?

Already complete your annual furnace service? Here are a couple other jobs 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 find areas that need fixed. You could be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to escape.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors offer the opportunity for a lot of cold air to come 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-tact or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you notice any issues, weatherstripping is simple to switch out and may take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they could 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 handful tips are just the beginning, but do note that there are other basic fixes you can do 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 set up furnace service, give the pros at Breathe Healthier Air a call at 772-600-7151 or schedule an appointment with us online.