Three Tips to Keep Your Gresham Home Comfortable During the Winter Months

The plummeting temperatures in Gresham aren’t leaving, and while it’s easy to daydream about the warmer temperatures, 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 complete annual furnace service.

We do have to bring up the fact 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 is suggested to be done annually. After all, who wants to spend a long winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them warm the whole time?

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

  • Energy audit — most energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need improving. You may be surprised what areas are letting 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 may still have air making its way in your home. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in working-order or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you find any concerns, weatherstripping is simple to switch out 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 how old your lights are, they might 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 handful tips are just a starting point, but do realize 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 projects to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the experts at Honke Heating & AC a call at 503-376-8806 or set up an appointment with us online.

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