How to keep your Rapid City home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The colder temperatures in Rapid City will be here for a while. You may be thinking about summer, but you are able to be just as comfortable throughout winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it working well with regular furnace service. You count on your furnace to keep you warm in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service annually. When you take care of your furnace, it will take care of you and keep you warm all winter long. If you’ve already had your regular furnace service this year, here are some additional things you can do to be certain your home stays cozy: Have an energy audit — a lot of energy companies will do an energy audit on your home to help you find areas that can improve. You’d be surprised how many areas leak hot or cold air. Weatherstripping — a lot of cold air enters your home when doors are open. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Inspect your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s worn out or damaged. This easy fix could block a lot of cold air from slipping inside your home. Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is often makes home heating a bigger challenge. They may allow a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can fix this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape. These tips are a good starting point, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home comfy and cozy. Or, give the experts at Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc a call at 605-342-5107 and we can help with that and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t done so yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.