How to keep your Locust home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The chillier temperatures in Locust will hang on for a while. You may be daydreaming about summer, but you should realize you can be just as comfortable during winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it working well with annual furnace service. You count on your furnace to keep you warm in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service annually. When you take care of your furnace, it will take care of you and keep you warm all winter long. If you’ve already taken care of your regular furnace service this year, here are some additional things you can do to ensure your home stays comfortable: Have an energy audit — you will find that many energy companies will do an energy audit on your home to help you find areas that can improve. It’s shocking how many areas let hot or cold air escape. Weatherstripping — a large amount of cold air flows into your home every time an exterior door is opened. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Inspect your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s worn out or damaged. This simple task could block a lot of cold air from finding its way inside your home. Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is one of the most common problems. They may permit a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can fix this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape. Use these tips as a starting point, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home warm and comfortable. Or, give the experts at Dynamic Comfort Solutions a call at 704-485-5506 for more ideas and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.