Three Tips to Keep Your Waterloo Home Comfortable During the Winter Months

The dropping temperatures in Waterloo aren’t leaving, and while it’s simple to daydream about the warmer temperatures, it’s critical to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to complete annual furnace service.

We do have to note 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 suggested to be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them warm the entire season?

Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a few other tasks 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 uncover areas that need fixed. You could be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to get out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors offer the opportunity for a lot of cold air to make it’s way inside your home. However, when your door is shut, you could still have air making its way indoors. 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 find any issues, weatherstripping is easy to swap and may take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common places 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 handful tips are just a starting point, but do recognize that there are other simple fixes you can complete 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 experts at Cronin-Verheul Heating & A/C Ltd a call at 519-664-0600 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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