How to keep your Hattiesburg home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The chillier temperatures in Hattiesburg are here to stay for a while. You may be thinking about summer, but you should realize you can be just as comfortable all winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it working well with annual furnace service. You rely on your furnace to keep you comfortable in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service each year. When you take care of your furnace, it will take care of you and keep you comfortable no matter how cold the winter gets. If you’ve already had your regular furnace service this year, here are some additional things you can do to make sure your home stays warm: Have an energy audit — quite a few energy companies will complete an energy audit on your home to help you identify areas that can improve. You’d be surprised how many areas let hot or cold air escape. Weatherstripping — a great deal of cold air flows into your home every time an exterior door is opened. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Check your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s cracked or damaged. This simple task could block a lot of cold air from finding its way inside your home. Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is one of the most common problems. They may allow a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can fix 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 comfy and cozy. Or, give the experts at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 601-268-3486 to get more tips and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.