How to keep your Macon home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The dropping temperatures in Macon aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s simple to fantasize about the warmer temps, it’s critical to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so vital to keep up with annual furnace service. We do have to bring up the fact that there are few things that will offer as much to your comfort this year as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is suggested to be scheduled 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 complete your annual furnace service? Here are a few other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — many energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need fixed. 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 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 allowing cold air inside. If you notice any issues, weatherstripping is simple to swap and can 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 easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These handful tips are just a starting point, but do realize that there are other easy fixes you can complete 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 experts at Air Temperature Control a call at 478-784-1109 or arrange an appointment with us online.