The dropping temperatures in Naples aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s easy to daydream about the warmer temperatures, it’s important to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so vital to keep up with annual furnace service.
We do have to bring up the fact that there are only a couple things that will contribute as much to your comfort this year 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 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 — a lot of energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need addressed. You may be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to sneak out.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors allow 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 allowing cold air inside. If you find any problems, weatherstripping is basic to swap and may take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas 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 get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as basic 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 do once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy things to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the experts at Speedy Air Conditioning a call at 239-244-3439 or schedule an appointment with us online.