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

November 24, 2015

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

We do have to mention that there aren’t many things that will offer as much to your comfort this winter as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is suggested to 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 check off your annual furnace service? Here are a couple other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need improving. You may be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to escape.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors offer the opportunity for a lot of cold air to make it’s way inside your home. However, when your door is shut, you could still have air making its way inside. Check to see if your weatherstripping is all good or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you find any concerns, weatherstripping is easy to replace and can take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, 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 couple of tips are just the beginning, but do realize that there are other simple fixes you can do 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 schedule furnace service, give the pros at Discount Mechanical Heating & Plumbing Services a call at 907-202-9798 or set up an appointment with us online.