Three Tips to Keep Your Long Beach Home Comfortable During the Winter Months

November 24, 2015

The dipping temperatures in Long Beach aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s easy to fantasize about the warmer weather, it’s important 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 vital to complete annual furnace service.

We do have to note that there aren’t many things that will provide as much to your comfort this year as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service should be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them warm the entire time?

Already complete your annual furnace service? Here are a few other jobs 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 improving. You could be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to escape.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors permit 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 in-tact or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be permitting cold air inside. If you notice any concerns, weatherstripping is basic to swap and can take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they may 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 recognize that there are other basic fixes you can do once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the pros at YES R&M Inc. a call at 562-286-6624 or arrange an appointment with us online.