Three Tips to Keep Your Lake Worth Home Comfortable During the Winter Months

November 24, 2015

The dropping temperatures in Lake Worth aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s not hard to daydream about the warmer temps, it’s important to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a huge role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to keep up with annual furnace service.

We do have to note 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 done annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the entire time?

Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a few other jobs 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 uncover areas that need fixed. You might be surprised what areas are permitting 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 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 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 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 can be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they may be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These handful tips are just a starting point, but do recognize that there are other basic fixes you can complete once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the pros at Smyth Air Conditioning Inc a call at 561-533-6066 or schedule an appointment with us online.