How to keep your Hendersonville home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The dropping temperatures in Hendersonville aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s not hard to fantasize 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 important to schedule annual furnace service. We do have to mention that there are only a couple things that will provide as much to your comfort this winter as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is suggested to be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a long winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them warm the entire season? Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a few other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — most energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need addressed. You may be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to get out. Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of cold air to come in to 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 letting cold air inside. If you notice any issues, weatherstripping is simple to swap and can take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks may 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 the beginning, but do note that there are other easy fixes you can do once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy jobs to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the experts at Superior Comfort Systems a call at 828-775-5176 or arrange an appointment with us online.