How to keep your Excelsior Springs home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The dipping temperatures in Excelsior Springs aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s simple to fantasize 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 vital to complete annual furnace service. We do have to note that there aren’t many 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 frigid 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 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 find areas that need fixed. You may be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to escape. Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors offer the opportunity for a lot of cold air to get in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you may 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 notice any problems, weatherstripping is basic to replace and could take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks can 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 three tips are just the beginning, but do note 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 projects to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the pros at Colvin's Inc a call at 816-630-2702 or schedule an appointment with us online.