How to keep your Locust home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The dropping temperatures in Locust aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s simple to daydream about the warmer temperatures, 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 important to schedule annual furnace service. We do have to mention 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 recommended be completed 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 handful of other jobs you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — most energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need addressed. You might be surprised what areas are letting 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 can still have air making its way inside. Check to see if your weatherstripping is all good or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you notice any issues, weatherstripping is easy to replace and could 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 could 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 couple of tips are just a place to start, but do recognize that there are other basic fixes you can complete once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy things to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the experts at Dynamic Comfort Solutions a call at 704-485-5506 or set up an appointment with us online.