How to keep your Hamilton home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The plummeting temperatures in Hamilton aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s easy to dream about the warmer temperatures, it’s critical to remember that you can remain just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to complete annual furnace service. We do have to bring up the fact that there aren’t many things that will contribute as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service should be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them comfortable the entire season? Already complete your annual furnace service? Here are a handful of other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — many energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need fixed. You might be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to escape. Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, 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 could still have air making its way indoors. 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 uncover any concerns, weatherstripping is simple to switch out and could take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they might be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These three tips are just a starting point, but do realize that there are other simple fixes you can complete once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the experts at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC a call at 513-275-3601 or schedule an appointment with us online.