The coldest temperatures in Rapid City will be here for a while. You may be wishing for summer, but you are able to be just as comfortable all winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it running well with regular furnace service.
You depend on your furnace to keep you warm in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service each year. When you take care of your furnace, it will take care of you and keep you warm no matter how cold the winter gets.
If you’ve already scheduled your regular furnace service this year, here are some additional things you can do to make sure your home stays warm:
- Have an energy audit — you will find that many energy companies will complete an energy audit on your home to help you identify areas that can improve. You’d be surprised how many areas leak hot or cold air.
- Weatherstripping — a great deal 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 cracked or damaged. There’s a good chance this could block a lot of cold air from finding its way inside your home.
- Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is one of the most common problems. They may let a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can repair 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 and Cooling a call at 605-206-3915 to get more tips and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t done so yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.