How to keep your Richardson home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The dropping temperatures in Richardson aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s simple to fantasize about the warmer temperatures, it’s crucial to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to schedule annual furnace service. We do have to bring up the fact 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 completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold 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 things you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need fixed. You could be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to sneak 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 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 letting cold air inside. If you find any concerns, 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 the light’s age, they may 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 starting point, but do recognize that there are other basic 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 Hammack Service Company a call at 972-669-9192 or schedule an appointment with us online.