How to keep your Madera home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The dropping temperatures in Madera aren’t leaving, and while it’s not hard to daydream about the warmer temperatures, it’s crucial to remember that you can remain just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so vital to complete annual furnace service. We do have to note that there are only a couple things that will offer as much to your comfort this winter 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 covered the entire season? Already done with your annual furnace service? Here are a few other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — many energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need fixed. You may be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to escape. 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 working-order or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be permitting cold air inside. If you notice any concerns, weatherstripping is simple to replace and can take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits 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 escape through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy 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 do once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the experts at Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. a call at 559-675-1681 or arrange an appointment with us online.