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

November 24, 2015

The dipping temperatures in Brookfield aren’t leaving, and while it’s simple to dream 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 mention that there are only a couple things that will provide as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is suggested to be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a long winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them warm the whole time?

Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a couple other tasks 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 fixed. You might be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to escape.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, 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 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 letting cold air inside. If you uncover 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 how old your lights are, 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 recognize that there are other simple fixes you can handle once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy jobs to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the pros at Central Air LLC a call at 203-357-5913 or set up an appointment with us online.