How to keep your Greencastle home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The plummeting temperatures in Greencastle aren’t leaving, and while it’s not hard to dream about the warmer temps, it’s crucial to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a huge role in this, which is why it’s so vital to keep up with annual furnace service. We do have to mention that there aren’t many 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 scheduled 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 done with your annual furnace service? Here are a handful of other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — most energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need addressed. You could be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to escape. Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors offer 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 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 letting cold air inside. If you notice any issues, weatherstripping is simple to switch out and could take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common places 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 sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These three tips are just a place to start, 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 projects to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the pros at Premier HVAC Services LLC a call at 717-597-9900 or arrange an appointment with us online.