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

November 24, 2015

The plummeting temperatures in Norton 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 large role in this, which is why it’s so important to schedule annual furnace service.

We do have to note that there are only a couple things that will contribute as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is suggested to be done annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the whole time?

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

  • Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need addressed. You could be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to sneak out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors offer the opportunity for a lot of cold air to get 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 letting cold air inside. If you notice any concerns, weatherstripping is simple to replace 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 may 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 couple of tips are just a place to start, 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 jobs to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the experts at HCE Systems Inc a call at 276-302-0076 or schedule an appointment with us online.