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

The dropping temperatures in Mechanicsville aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s easy to dream about the warmer temps, it’s important to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to schedule annual furnace service.

We do have to bring up the fact that there are only a couple things that will offer as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service should be done annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the whole time?

Already done with your annual furnace service? Here are a handful of other jobs you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — many energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need fixed. You might be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to escape.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of cold air to make it’s way inside your home. However, when your door is shut, you may 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 uncover any problems, weatherstripping is simple to switch out and can take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they could be letting all the hot air in your home escape through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These couple of tips are just the beginning, but do note that there are other easy fixes you can complete once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy jobs to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the experts at M & S Heating & Air LLC a call at 301-363-4699 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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