How to keep your Redford home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The dipping temperatures in Redford aren’t leaving, and while it’s simple to dream about the warmer temps, it’s crucial to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so important to schedule annual furnace service. We do have to bring up the fact 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 should be done annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them comfortable the whole time? Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a few other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — most energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need addressed. You may be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to sneak out. Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, 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 letting cold air inside. If you uncover any problems, weatherstripping is simple to switch out 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 light’s age, 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 couple of tips are just the beginning, but do note that there are other basic fixes you can handle 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 schedule furnace service, give the team at Airtronic Heating & Cooling a call at 313-537-8111 or set up an appointment with us online.