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

November 24, 2015

The dropping temperatures in Huntsville aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s not hard to daydream about the warmer temps, it’s crucial to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to schedule annual furnace service.

We do have to bring up the fact that there are few things that will offer as much to your comfort this winter as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is suggested to be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them comfortable the whole time?

Already complete 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 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 escape.
  • 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 may still have air making its way in your home. Check to see if your weatherstripping is all good or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be permitting cold air inside. If you find any issues, weatherstripping is basic to switch out and can take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they may be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out 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 recognize that there are other basic fixes you can handle once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy things to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the experts at All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc a call at 256-801-4701 or schedule an appointment with us online.