How to keep your Englewood home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The plummeting temperatures in Englewood aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s easy to fantasize about the warmer temps, it’s important 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 important to keep up with annual furnace service. We do have to note that there aren’t many things that will contribute as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them comfortable the entire time? Already complete your annual furnace service? Here are a handful of other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — most energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need improving. You may be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to escape. Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of cold air to come in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you may 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 uncover any issues, weatherstripping is basic to switch out and can take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they might be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These three tips are just the beginning, but do note that there are other basic fixes you can do once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy things to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the experts at TemperaturePro® a call at 720-446-5100 or set up an appointment with us online.