How to keep your Rocky Mount home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The dropping temperatures in Rocky Mount aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s easy 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 huge 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 offer as much to your comfort this winter as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service should be done 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 handful of other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need fixed. You could be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to get out. Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors offer 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 indoors. 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 uncover any concerns, weatherstripping is easy to replace and could take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, 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 handful tips are just the beginning, but do note that there are other simple fixes you can complete once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy jobs to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the experts at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 540-483-5605 or set up an appointment with us online.