How to keep your Longview home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The chillier temperatures in Longview are here to stay for a while. You may be daydreaming about summer, but you are able to be just as comfortable all winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it working well with regular furnace service. You rely 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 all winter long. If you’ve already taken care of your regular furnace service this year, here are some additional things you can do to be certain your home stays warm: Have an energy audit — you will find that many energy companies will complete 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 lot 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? Inspect your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s worn out or damaged. This easy fix could block a lot of cold air from slipping inside your home. Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is a common problem with heating your home. They may allow a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can fix this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape. These tips will help a lot, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home comfy and cozy. Or, give the experts at Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 903-758-0701 to get more tips and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t already. You can also make an appointment with us online.