How to keep your Fort Worth home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The plummeting temperatures in Fort Worth aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s not hard to dream about the warmer temps, 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 keep up with annual furnace service. We do have to note that there are few things that will offer as much to your comfort this year as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is suggested to be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid 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 things 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 identify areas that need addressed. You could be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to escape. Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of cold air to make it’s way inside your home. However, when your door is shut, you may 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 allowing cold air inside. If you notice any issues, weatherstripping is simple to replace and may 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 could be letting all the hot air in your home escape 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 things to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the team at Breeze Air and Heat a call at 817-864-1021 or set up an appointment with us online.