How to keep your Utica home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The colder temperatures in Utica will hang on for a while. You may be daydreaming about summer, but you are able to be just as comfortable all winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it running well with regular furnace service. You depend on your furnace to keep you warm in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service every single year. When you take care of your furnace, it will take care of you and keep you comfortable no matter how cold the winter gets. If you’ve already scheduled your annual furnace service this year, we have some additional things you can do to make sure your home stays cozy: Have an energy audit — quite a few energy companies will do an energy audit on your home to help you find areas that can improve. It’s amazing how many areas let hot or cold air leak out of your home. Weatherstripping — a lot of cold air comes into your home when doors are open. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Look at your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s gaping or damaged. This easy fix could stop a lot of cold air from making its way inside your home. Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is a common problem with heating your home. They may let a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can repair this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape. These tips are a good starting point, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home warm and comfortable. Or, give the experts at Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. a call at 586-731-0950 for more ideas and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t done so yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.