Three Tips to Keep Your Saint Petersburg Home Comfortable During the Winter Months

November 24, 2015

The dropping temperatures in Saint Petersburg aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s simple to daydream about the warmer temps, 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 keep up with annual furnace service.

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

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

  • Energy audit — many energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need addressed. You could 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 come in to 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 in working-order or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be permitting cold air inside. If you notice any issues, weatherstripping is simple to swap and could take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they might 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 couple of tips are just a place to start, but do realize that there are other easy fixes you can do 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 arrange furnace service, give the team at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc a call at 727-369-6195 or schedule an appointment with us online.