How to keep your Madera home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The colder temperatures in Madera will hang on for a while. You may be daydreaming about summer, but you should realize you can be just as comfortable throughout winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it operating well with annual furnace service. You count on your furnace to keep you warm in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service each year. When you take care of your furnace, it will take care of you and keep you cozy no matter how cold the winter gets. If you’ve already scheduled your annual furnace service this year, we’ve pulled together some additional things you can do to ensure 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 identify areas that can improve. It’s amazing how many areas let hot or cold air leak out of your home. Weatherstripping — a great deal 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. There’s a good chance this could stop a lot of cold air from making its way inside your home. Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is often makes home heating a bigger challenge. They may allow 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 comfy and cozy. Or, give the experts at Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. a call at 559-675-1681 to get more tips and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t already. You can also make an appointment with us online.