Three Tips to Keep Your Tuscaloosa Home Comfortable During the Winter Months

November 24, 2015

The colder temperatures in Tuscaloosa will hang on for a while. You may be wishing for summer, but you are able to be just as comfortable during winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it running well with annual furnace service.

You count on your furnace to keep you comfortable in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service every single year. When you take care of your furnace, it will take care of you and keep you warm all winter long.

If you’ve already taken care of your routine furnace service this year, we’ve pulled together some additional things you can do to make sure 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 comes into your home when doors are open. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Inspect your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s cracked or damaged. This simple task could prevent 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 allow a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can repair 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 warm and cozy. Or, give the experts at KDM Service Corporation a call at 205-208-8090 and we can help with that and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t already. You can also make an appointment with us online.