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

The dipping temperatures in Mechanicsville aren’t leaving, and while it’s not hard to dream about the warmer temps, it’s crucial 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 contribute as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is suggested to be done annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the entire time?

Already complete 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 provide an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need improving. You may be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to get out.
  • 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 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 permitting cold air inside. If you uncover any problems, weatherstripping is easy to switch out and could take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they may 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 three tips are just a starting point, but do note 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 projects 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.

Back To Blog