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

The dropping temperatures in Pocatello aren’t leaving, and while it’s not hard to fantasize about the warmer temperatures, it’s important 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 crucial to schedule annual furnace service.

We do have to mention that there are only a couple things that will contribute as much to your comfort this year as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service should 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 done with your annual furnace service? Here are a few other tasks 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 find areas that need improving. You might be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to sneak out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of cold air to get in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you can still have air making its way indoors. Check to see if your weatherstripping is all good or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you uncover any problems, weatherstripping is basic to replace and may take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they may 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 couple of tips are just the beginning, but do note that there are other basic fixes you can complete 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 set up furnace service, give the team at Vogts Heating & Air a call at 208-621-0129 or schedule an appointment with us online.

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