How to keep your Waxahachie home comfortable this winter

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The plummeting temperatures in Waxahachie aren’t leaving, and while it’s easy 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 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 aren’t many things that will contribute as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is suggested to be done annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the entire time?

Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a few other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need fixed. You might be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to get out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of cold air to come in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you could 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 find any problems, weatherstripping is easy to swap 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 could 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 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 do on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the pros at C&C Refrigeration Inc. a call at 972-938-0033 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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