How to keep your Abilene home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The colder temperatures in Abilene are here to stay for a while. You may be daydreaming about summer, but you should realize you can be just as comfortable during winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it working well with regular furnace service. You count on your furnace to keep you comfortable in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service annually. When you take care of your furnace, it will take care of you and keep you comfortable all winter long. If you’ve already taken care of your routine furnace service this year, we have some additional things you can do to make sure your home stays warm: Have an energy audit — a lot of energy companies will perform an energy audit on your home to help you identify areas that can improve. You’d be surprised how many areas leak hot or cold air. Weatherstripping — a large amount of cold air enters your home through open doors. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Inspect your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s worn out or damaged. There’s a good chance this could block a lot of cold air from making its way inside your home. Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is often makes home heating a bigger challenge. They may let a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can fix 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 cozy. Or, give the experts at Abilene Air-Tech Inc a call at 325-692-5850 to get more tips and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.