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 not hard to dream about the warmer temperatures, it’s crucial to remember that you can stay 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 note that there are few things that will contribute as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid 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 things you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — most energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need fixed. You might be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to sneak out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of cold air to make it’s way inside your home. However, when your door is shut, you can 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 issues, weatherstripping is basic to swap and could take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they could 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 handful tips are just a place to start, but do note that there are other easy fixes you can complete 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 schedule furnace service, give the team at Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc a call at 727-369-6195 or set up an appointment with us online.