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

November 24, 2015

The plummeting temperatures in Lafayette aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s easy to dream about the warmer temperatures, it’s critical to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so important to complete annual furnace service.

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

Already check off 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 identify areas that need improving. You might be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to sneak out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of cold air to make it’s way inside your home. However, when your door is shut, you can still have air making its way in your home. Check to see if your weatherstripping is all good or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be allowing cold air inside. If you find any problems, weatherstripping is basic to replace and could take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they might be letting all the hot air in your home escape through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These handful tips are just a place to start, but do realize 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 accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the pros at AC Sales a call at (337) 234-2345 or schedule an appointment with us online.