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

The dipping temperatures in Dayton aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s simple to daydream about the warmer weather, 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 important to schedule 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 is recommended be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a long winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them comfortable the entire season?

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

  • Energy audit — most energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need fixed. You may be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to sneak out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors offer the opportunity for a lot of cold air to make it’s way inside your home. However, when your door is shut, you can still have air making its way inside. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in working-order 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 simple to swap and could take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks can 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 simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These handful tips are just a starting point, but do realize that there are other easy fixes you can handle 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 set up furnace service, give the experts at Jent Mechanical LLC a call at 937-526-2077 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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