How to keep your Chatsworth home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The dropping temperatures in Chatsworth aren’t leaving, and while it’s simple to dream about the warmer weather, it’s crucial to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so vital to schedule annual furnace service. We do have to mention that there are only a couple things that will offer as much to your comfort this year as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a long winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them warm the entire time? Already done with your annual furnace service? Here are a handful of other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need fixed. You might be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to escape. Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of cold air to come in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you can still have air making its way in your home. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in working-order or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be allowing cold air inside. If you find any problems, weatherstripping is easy to swap and may take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks can 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 basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These handful tips are just a place to start, but do realize that there are other easy fixes you can complete once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy things to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the experts at True Temp Heating & Air Inc a call at 706-695-7492 or set up an appointment with us online.