Three Tips to Keep Your Rochester Home Comfortable During the Winter Months

The colder temperatures in Rochester will hang on for a while. You may be thinking about summer, but you should realize you can be just as comfortable throughout winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it working well with regular furnace service.

You rely on your furnace to keep you comfortable 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 comfortable throughout the winter.

If you’ve already had your regular furnace service this year, we have some additional things you can do to make sure your home stays cozy:

  • Have an energy audit — a lot of energy companies will perform an energy audit on your home to help you pinpoint areas that can improve. You’d be surprised how many areas let hot or cold air escape.
  • Weatherstripping — a great deal of cold air enters your home every time an exterior door is opened. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Look at your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s worn out or damaged. There’s a good chance this could block a lot of cold air from making its way inside your home.
  • Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is a common problem with heating your home. They may permit 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 warm and comfortable. Or, give the experts at Brogan Heating & AC Inc a call at 507-218-0088 for more ideas and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t already. You can also make an appointment with us online.

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