How to keep your Utica home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The plummeting temperatures in Utica aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s easy to fantasize about the warmer temps, it’s crucial 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 complete annual furnace service. We do have to note that there aren’t many 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 completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a long winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the entire season? Already complete your annual furnace service? Here are a couple other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need fixed. You may be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to get out. Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of cold air to get in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you can 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 permitting cold air inside. If you uncover any concerns, weatherstripping is simple to swap and can take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks can 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 simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These three tips are just the beginning, but do recognize 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 jobs to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the experts at Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. a call at 586-731-0950 or arrange an appointment with us online.