How to keep your Longview home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The plummeting temperatures in Longview aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s simple to fantasize about the warmer weather, 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 important to schedule annual furnace service. We do have to mention that there are few things that will provide as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be done annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them comfortable the entire season? Already complete your annual furnace service? Here are a few other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — most energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need addressed. You could be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to escape. Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors permit 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 all good or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you notice any issues, weatherstripping is basic to swap and could take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they may be letting all the hot air in your home escape through your ceiling. Fixing this is as basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These handful tips are just a starting point, but do note that there are other easy fixes you can complete once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy jobs to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the experts at Ben Maines Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 903-758-0701 or arrange an appointment with us online.