How to keep your Tuscaloosa home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The coldest temperatures in Tuscaloosa will hang on for a while. You may be daydreaming about summer, but you deserve to be just as comfortable all winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it working well with routine furnace service. You rely 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 cozy throughout the winter. If you’ve already scheduled your routine furnace service this year, we’ve pulled together some additional things you can do to ensure your home stays warm: Have an energy audit — you will find that many energy companies will complete an energy audit on your home to help you pinpoint areas that can improve. It’s amazing how many areas let hot or cold air escape. Weatherstripping — a large amount of cold air enters your home when doors are open. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Look at your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s cracked or damaged. There’s a good chance this could prevent a lot of cold air from making its way inside your home. Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is one of the most common problems. 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. Use these tips as a starting point, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home comfy and cozy. Or, give the experts at KDM Service Corporation a call at 205-758-2703 and we can help with that and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.