How to keep your McMurray home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The dipping temperatures in McMurray aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s simple to fantasize about the warmer weather, it’s important to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so important to keep up with 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 is recommended be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the entire time? Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a few other jobs you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — most energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need addressed. You may be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to get out. Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of cold air to make it’s way inside your home. However, when your door is shut, you can still have air making its way indoors. 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 notice any concerns, weatherstripping is simple to replace 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 light’s age, they might 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 three tips are just a starting point, but do note that there are other easy fixes you can handle once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy jobs to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the experts at Kowalski Heating & Cooling a call at 724-745-7404 or set up an appointment with us online.