The dipping temperatures in Tucson aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s not hard to dream about the warmer weather, it’s crucial to remember that you can remain just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so vital to complete annual furnace service.
We do have to note that there are few things that will offer as much to your comfort this year as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be done annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them warm the entire time?
Already done with your annual furnace service? Here are a handful of other things 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 identify areas that need fixed. You could be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to get out.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors offer the opportunity for a lot of cold air to come in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you could 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 letting cold air inside. If you notice any concerns, weatherstripping is basic to swap and can take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they may be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.
These three tips are just a place to start, but do recognize 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 things to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the pros at Ambient Air a call at 520-357-4912 or set up an appointment with us online.