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How to keep your York home comfortable this winter

The dropping temperatures in York aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s simple to dream about the warmer temps, it’s important 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 crucial to complete annual furnace service.

We do have to note that there aren’t many things that will offer as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service should be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them comfortable the entire time?

Already done with your annual furnace service? Here are a handful of other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — most energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need addressed. You may be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to get out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, 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 indoors. 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 uncover any problems, weatherstripping is simple to switch out and may take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits 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 get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These handful tips are just a starting point, but do note that there are other basic 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 Strine's Heating & A/C Inc a call at 717-755-4127 or arrange an appointment with us online.