Three Tips to Keep Your St. Cloud Home Comfortable During the Winter Months

November 24, 2015

The plummeting temperatures in St. Cloud aren’t leaving, and while it’s not hard to fantasize about the warmer weather, it’s crucial 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 vital to keep up with annual furnace service.

We do have to mention 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 is suggested to be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the entire season?

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

  • Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need improving. You might be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to sneak 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 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 permitting cold air inside. If you find any problems, weatherstripping is basic to swap and may take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they could be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These handful tips are just a place to start, but do realize 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 things to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the pros at Osceola Air, LLC a call at 407-477-6319 or set up an appointment with us online.