How to keep your Tuscaloosa home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The dipping temperatures in Tuscaloosa aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s simple to dream about the warmer weather, it’s important to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to complete annual furnace service. We do have to bring up the fact that there are only a couple things that will offer as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be done annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the whole time? Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a few other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need improving. You may be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to get out. Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors offer the opportunity for a lot of cold air to come in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you could still have air making its way inside. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in working-order or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be allowing cold air inside. If you notice any problems, weatherstripping is simple to replace and could take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they may be letting all the hot air in your home escape through your ceiling. Fixing this is as basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These couple of tips are just the beginning, but do note that there are other simple fixes you can handle 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 pros at KDM Service Corporation a call at 205-758-2703 or arrange an appointment with us online.