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

November 24, 2015

The coldest temperatures in Odessa will be here for a while. You may be wishing for summer, but you deserve to be just as comfortable during winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it operating well with annual furnace service.

You count on your furnace to keep you cozy in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service annually. When you take care of your furnace, it will take care of you and keep you cozy throughout the winter.

If you’ve already taken care of your routine furnace service this year, we have some additional things you can do to ensure your home stays warm:

  • Have an energy audit — a lot of energy companies will do an energy audit on your home to help you pinpoint areas that can improve. You’d be surprised how many areas leak hot or cold air.
  • Weatherstripping — a large amount of cold air enters your home through open doors. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Inspect your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s cracked or damaged. There’s a good chance this could stop a lot of cold air from slipping inside your home.
  • Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is one of the most common problems. They may let a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can rectify this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape.

These tips will help a lot, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home warm and cozy. Or, give the experts at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 432-237-0168 and we can help with that and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.