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

November 24, 2015

The dipping temperatures in Paxinos aren’t leaving, and while it’s simple to dream about the warmer temps, it’s crucial to remember that you can remain just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a huge 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 provide as much to your comfort this winter as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them warm the whole time?

Already done with your annual furnace service? Here are a handful of other jobs you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — many energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need fixed. You may be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to get out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of cold air to come in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you may still have air making its way in your home. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in-tact or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you notice any issues, weatherstripping is simple to swap and may take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they may be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These handful tips are just a place to start, but do note that there are other easy fixes you can handle once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the pros at LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. a call at 570-648-0748 or arrange an appointment with us online.