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

The dropping temperatures in Hattiesburg aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s simple to fantasize about the warmer weather, it’s crucial to remember that you can remain just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a large 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 completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them comfortable the entire time?

Already complete your annual furnace service? Here are a handful of other jobs you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — many energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need addressed. You might be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to escape.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of cold air to come in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you may still have air making its way inside. Check to see if your weatherstripping is all good or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be permitting cold air inside. If you uncover any concerns, weatherstripping is simple to switch out and may take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they may be letting all the hot air in your home escape through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These couple of tips are just a starting point, but do recognize that there are other basic fixes you can do once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy jobs to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the experts at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 601-292-9763 or set up an appointment with us online.

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