How to keep your Selbyville home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The dropping temperatures in Selbyville aren’t leaving, and while it’s simple to dream about the warmer temps, it’s crucial to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a huge role in this, which is why it’s so vital to keep up with annual furnace service. We do have to mention that there are few things that will provide as much to your comfort this year as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them comfortable the entire time? Already complete your annual furnace service? Here are a handful of other jobs you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need addressed. You might be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to sneak out. Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of cold air to make it’s way inside 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 allowing cold air inside. If you notice any issues, weatherstripping is basic to swap and may take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they could be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These three tips are just a place to start, but do realize that there are other simple fixes you can handle once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy things to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the pros at Red Dog Cooling, Heating, & Plumbing a call at 302-436-2922 or set up an appointment with us online.