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

November 24, 2015

The plummeting temperatures in Buellton aren’t leaving, and while it’s not hard to dream about the warmer temps, it’s critical 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 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 is recommended be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them warm the entire time?

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

  • Energy audit — many energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need addressed. You could be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to escape.
  • 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 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 permitting cold air inside. If you notice any concerns, weatherstripping is simple to switch out and may take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they may be letting all the hot air in your home get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These couple of tips are just a starting point, but do note that there are other simple fixes you can complete once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the experts at Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 805-242-9638 or arrange an appointment with us online.