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

November 24, 2015

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

You rely 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 throughout the winter.

If you’ve already scheduled your regular furnace service this year, we’ve pulled together some additional things you can do to be certain your home stays comfortable:

  • Have an energy audit — you will find that many energy companies will do 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 leak out of your home.
  • Weatherstripping — a large amount of cold air enters your home when doors are open. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Check your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s worn out or damaged. This easy fix could prevent a lot of cold air from slipping 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.

Use these tips as a starting point, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home comfy and cozy. Or, give the experts at Lanz Furnace and Fireplace a call at 608-291-3606 to get more tips and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t already. You can also make an appointment with us online.