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

November 24, 2015

The plummeting temperatures in McMurray aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s easy 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 huge role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to keep up with annual furnace service.

We do have to mention that there are only a couple things that will provide as much to your comfort this year as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service should be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them warm the entire season?

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

  • Energy audit — many energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need fixed. You may be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to sneak out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors permit 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 in your home. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in-tact or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be allowing cold air inside. If you uncover any concerns, weatherstripping is easy to swap 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 could be letting all the hot air in your home escape through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These handful tips are just a place to start, but do realize 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 projects to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the pros at Kowalski Heating, Cooling & Plumbing a call at 724-370-0141 or schedule an appointment with us online.