How to keep your Springfield home comfortable this winter

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The dipping temperatures in Springfield aren’t leaving, and while it’s not hard to dream about the warmer weather, it’s critical to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a huge role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to complete annual furnace service.

We do have to bring up the fact that there are few things that will offer as much to your comfort this year as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is suggested to be done annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the entire season?

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

  • Energy audit — many energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need improving. You may be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to get out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors offer the opportunity for a lot of cold air to make it’s way inside your home. However, when your door is shut, you could still have air making its way indoors. 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 issues, weatherstripping is easy to switch out and can take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they could be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These three tips are just the beginning, but do realize that there are other simple fixes you can do once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the pros at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc a call at 217-210-2662 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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