How to keep your Columbia home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The coldest temperatures in Columbia will hang on for a while. You may be wishing for summer, but you deserve to be just as comfortable during winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it operating well with regular 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 warm no matter how cold the winter gets. If you’ve already taken care of your annual furnace service this year, we have some additional things you can do to make sure your home stays cozy: Have an energy audit — you will find that many energy companies will do an energy audit on your home to help you identify areas that can improve. You’d be surprised how many areas let hot or cold air leak out of your home. Weatherstripping — a great deal of cold air flows into your home through open doors. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Check your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s gaping or damaged. This easy fix could stop a lot of cold air from finding 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 rectify this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape. These tips are a good starting point, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home warm and cozy. Or, give the experts at Alltemp Comfort Services LLC a call at 803-318-6995 and we can help with that and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t done so yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.