Three Tips to Keep Your New Castle Home Comfortable During the Winter Months

November 24, 2015

The plummeting temperatures in New Castle aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s simple to daydream about the warmer temps, it’s critical to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a huge role in this, which is why it’s so important to complete annual furnace service.

We do have to mention 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 done annually. After all, who wants to spend a long winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them comfortable the whole time?

Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a couple other things 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 find areas that need addressed. You may be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to sneak out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors offer the opportunity for a lot of cold air to come 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 find any issues, weatherstripping is basic to switch out and may take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they could be letting all the hot air in your home get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These handful tips are just a starting point, but do recognize 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 things to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the team at Central Heating & Plumbing a call at 724-401-1843 or set up an appointment with us online.