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

The dropping temperatures in Tuscaloosa aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s simple to dream about the warmer weather, it’s crucial 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 important 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 completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the entire time?

Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a couple other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need improving. You may be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to get out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors offer the opportunity for a lot of cold air to come in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you can still have air making its way inside. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in-tact or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be permitting cold air inside. If you find any issues, weatherstripping is easy to replace and can take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they could be letting all the hot air in your home get out 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 complete 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 schedule furnace service, give the experts at KDM Service Corporation a call at 205-208-8090 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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