How to keep your Shelby Township home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The dropping temperatures in Shelby Township aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s simple to fantasize about the warmer weather, it’s crucial to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a huge 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 provide 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 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 couple other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — many energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need fixed. You could be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to sneak out. Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of cold air to come in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you can still have air making its way inside. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in-tact 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 switch out and can take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks may 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 easy 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 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 team at Mr. Air Repair a call at 586-262-4258 or arrange an appointment with us online.