How to keep your Lincoln home comfortable this winter

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The dipping temperatures in Lincoln aren’t leaving, and while it’s easy to daydream about the warmer weather, it’s crucial 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 crucial to complete annual furnace service.

We do have to note that there aren’t many things that will contribute as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is suggested to be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a long winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them warm the whole time?

Already done with your annual furnace service? Here are a handful of other tasks 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 identify areas that need addressed. You might be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to get out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of cold air to get 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 allowing 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 areas for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they might be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These handful tips are just the beginning, but do realize 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 jobs to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the pros at AW Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 402-438-7992 or set up an appointment with us online.

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