Three Tips to Keep Your St. Louis Home Comfortable During the Winter Months

November 24, 2015

The plummeting temperatures in St. Louis aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s simple to dream about the warmer temperatures, it’s critical 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 important to keep up with annual furnace service.

We do have to mention that there are few things that will provide 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 frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them warm the entire season?

Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a few other jobs you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — most energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need addressed. You may be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to escape.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors offer 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 in-tact or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be permitting cold air inside. If you notice any issues, weatherstripping is simple to swap and may take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they could 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 handful tips are just a place to start, but do note that there are other easy fixes you can do 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 set up furnace service, give the experts at Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating a call at 314-262-4541 or arrange an appointment with us online.