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

November 24, 2015

The plummeting temperatures in Gresham aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s easy to fantasize about the warmer temperatures, it’s critical 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 crucial to complete annual furnace service.

We do have to bring up the fact that there are only a couple things that will contribute as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is suggested to be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them warm the entire time?

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

  • Energy audit — many energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need fixed. You might be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to sneak out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, 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-tact 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 easy to switch out and can take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they might be letting all the hot air in your home get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These handful tips are just the beginning, but do realize that there are other easy fixes you can handle 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 set up furnace service, give the pros at Honke Heating & AC a call at 503-663-8033 or schedule an appointment with us online.