How to keep your Kennesaw and surrounding areas home comfortable this winter

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The dipping temperatures in Kennesaw and surrounding areas aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s not hard to daydream about the warmer temperatures, 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 are few things that will provide as much to your comfort this winter as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service should be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a long winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them warm the whole time?

Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a few other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — many energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need fixed. You might be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to sneak out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors offer the opportunity for a lot of cold air to come in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you could still have air making its way in your home. Check to see if your weatherstripping is all good or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be allowing cold air inside. If you notice any problems, weatherstripping is basic to replace and may take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, 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 three tips are just a starting point, but do note that there are other simple fixes you can handle 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 Total Comfort Solutions a call at 404-987-5502 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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