How to keep your Columbia home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The dipping temperatures in Columbia aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s not hard to fantasize 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 huge role in this, which is why it’s so vital to schedule annual furnace service. We do have to note that there aren’t many things that will contribute as much to your comfort this year as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them comfortable the entire season? Already done with your annual furnace service? Here are a handful of other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — many energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need fixed. You might be surprised what areas are letting 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 make it’s way inside your home. However, when your door is shut, you could still have air making its way indoors. Check to see if your weatherstripping is all good or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you uncover any concerns, weatherstripping is easy to switch out and can take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they could be letting all the hot air in your home escape through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These handful tips are just the beginning, but do recognize 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 accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the pros at Alltemp Comfort Services LLC a call at 803-318-6995 or arrange an appointment with us online.