How to keep your Plover home comfortable this winter

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The dropping temperatures in Plover aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s simple to fantasize about the warmer weather, it’s crucial to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so important to complete annual furnace service.

We do have to bring up the fact that there are few things that will provide as much to your comfort this winter as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is suggested to be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them comfortable the whole time?

Already done with your annual furnace service? Here are a handful of other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — many energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need fixed. You might be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to escape.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors offer the opportunity for a lot of cold air to get in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you can still have air making its way indoors. 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 uncover any problems, weatherstripping is simple to switch out and could take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they might 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 a place to start, but do realize that there are other basic fixes you can complete once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy jobs to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the pros at Point Heating & Cooling a call at 715-504-0533 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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