How to keep your Excelsior Springs home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The colder temperatures in Excelsior Springs will be here for a while. You may be daydreaming about summer, but you deserve to be just as comfortable all winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it working well with regular furnace service. You count on your furnace to keep you cozy in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service every single year. When you take care of your furnace, it will take care of you and keep you cozy no matter how cold the winter gets. If you’ve already scheduled your annual furnace service this year, we have some additional things you can do to be certain your home stays comfortable: Have an energy audit — quite a few energy companies will do an energy audit on your home to help you pinpoint areas that can improve. You’d be surprised how many areas let hot or cold air escape. Weatherstripping — a great deal of cold air enters your home when doors are open. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Check your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s worn out or damaged. This easy fix could stop a lot of cold air from making its way inside your home. Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is one of the most common problems. They may allow a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can rectify this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape. Use these tips as a starting point, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home warm and comfortable. Or, give the experts at Colvin's Inc a call at 816-630-2702 to get more tips and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t done so yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.