How to keep your Holdrege home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The dipping temperatures in Holdrege aren’t leaving, and while it’s not hard to daydream about the warmer weather, it’s critical to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a huge role in this, which is why it’s so important to schedule annual furnace service. We do have to mention that there are only a couple things that will offer as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service should be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the entire season? Already done with your annual furnace service? Here are a few other jobs you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — many energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need improving. You could be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to sneak out. Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors allow 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 in your home. 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 notice any problems, weatherstripping is easy to swap and may take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits 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 get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as basic 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 handle once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the pros at Durable Service a call at 308-995-8177 or schedule an appointment with us online.