Three Tips to Keep Your Greater Richmond Home Comfortable During the Winter Months

The dipping temperatures in Greater Richmond aren’t leaving, and while it’s easy to dream about the warmer temps, it’s critical 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 important 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 completed 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 done with your annual furnace service? Here are a few other jobs 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 uncover areas that need fixed. You may be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to get out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of cold air to get in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you can still have air making its way indoors. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in-tact 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 simple to replace and could take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they might be letting all the hot air in your home escape through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These couple of tips are just a starting point, but do note 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 things to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the pros at Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling a call at 804-302-6657 or set up an appointment with us online.

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