How to keep your Rocky Mount home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The coldest temperatures in Rocky Mount will be here for a while. You may be daydreaming about summer, but you should realize you can be just as comfortable all winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it running well with annual furnace service. You rely on your furnace to keep you cozy 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 warm all winter long. If you’ve already taken care of your regular furnace service this year, we’ve pulled together some additional things you can do to ensure your home stays comfortable: Have an energy audit — a lot of energy companies will complete an energy audit on your home to help you find areas that can improve. It’s shocking how many areas let hot or cold air leak out of your home. Weatherstripping — a large amount of cold air flows into your home through open doors. 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. This easy fix could stop a lot of cold air from slipping inside your home. Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is one of the most common problems. They may let a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can rectify this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape. Use these tips as a starting point, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home comfy and cozy. Or, give the experts at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 540-483-5605 and we can help with that and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t done so yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.