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

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The dropping temperatures in Newton aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s simple to daydream about the warmer temps, it’s critical 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 schedule annual furnace service.

We do have to bring up the fact that there are few things that will contribute as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be done annually. After all, who wants to spend a long winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them comfortable the whole time?

Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a couple other things 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 find areas that need improving. You may be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to escape.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of cold air to come in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you can still have air making its way inside. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in working-order or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you find any problems, weatherstripping is basic to switch out 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 might 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 couple of tips are just a starting point, but do recognize 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 do on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the team at Brookwood Inc a call at 641-316-9803 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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