Three Tips to Keep Your Jefferson City Home Comfortable During the Winter Months

November 24, 2015

The coldest temperatures in Jefferson City are here to stay for a while. You may be wishing for summer, but you should realize you can be just as comfortable all winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it operating well with regular furnace service.

You depend on your furnace to keep you warm 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 annual furnace service this year, we have some additional things you can do to make sure your home stays warm:

  • Have an energy audit — quite a few energy companies will do an energy audit on your home to help you pinpoint areas that can improve. You’d be surprised how many areas leak hot or cold air.
  • Weatherstripping — a lot of cold air flows into your home when doors are open. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Look at your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s gaping or damaged. This simple task could stop 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 let a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can rectify this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape.

These tips are a good starting point, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home warm and comfortable. Or, give the experts at Stieferman Heating Company Inc a call at 573-203-3908 to get more tips and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t done so yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.