How to keep your Abilene home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The dropping temperatures in Abilene aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s simple to fantasize about the warmer temperatures, it’s important to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so important to schedule annual furnace service. We do have to bring up the fact 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 should be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them comfortable the entire time? Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a few other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — most energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need addressed. You may be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to get out. Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of cold air to make it’s way inside your home. However, when your door is shut, you may still have air making its way inside. Check to see if your weatherstripping is all good or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you uncover any problems, weatherstripping is basic to swap and can take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, 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 realize that there are other simple 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 set up furnace service, give the pros at Abilene Air-Tech Inc a call at 325-692-5850 or arrange an appointment with us online.