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

November 24, 2015

The coldest temperatures in Hattiesburg are here to stay for a while. You may be daydreaming about summer, but you deserve to be just as comfortable all winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it running well with routine furnace service.

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

If you’ve already scheduled your regular furnace service this year, here are some additional things you can do to ensure your home stays cozy:

  • Have an energy audit — a lot of energy companies will do an energy audit on your home to help you identify areas that can improve. It’s shocking how many areas let hot or cold air escape.
  • Weatherstripping — a large amount of cold air flows into your home through open doors. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Check your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s worn out or damaged. This easy fix could prevent a lot of cold air from slipping inside your home.
  • Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is one of the most common problems. They may permit a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can fix this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape.

Use these tips as a starting point, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home warm and comfortable. Or, give the experts at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 601-292-9763 for more ideas and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t already. You can also make an appointment with us online.