How to keep your Front Royal home comfortable this winter

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The plummeting temperatures in Front Royal aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s not hard to daydream about the warmer weather, it’s important to remember that you can remain just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so important to schedule annual furnace service.

We do have to mention that there aren’t many things that will offer as much to your comfort this winter as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be done annually. After all, who wants to spend a long winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them comfortable the entire season?

Already complete your annual furnace service? Here are a few other jobs you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need addressed. You could be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to sneak out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of cold air to get 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 all good or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be permitting cold air inside. If you find any concerns, weatherstripping is basic to switch out 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 how old your lights are, they could be letting all the hot air in your home escape 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 realize that there are other simple fixes you can do once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the pros at Dave's Diversified Services a call at 540-369-3971 or set up an appointment with us online.

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