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

November 24, 2015

The plummeting temperatures in Albuquerque aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s not hard to dream about the warmer weather, it’s important to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so vital to complete annual furnace service.

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

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

  • Energy audit — many energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need fixed. You could be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to sneak out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors offer 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 indoors. 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 letting cold air inside. If you find any issues, weatherstripping is easy to replace and can take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they may be letting all the hot air in your home get out 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 recognize 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 experts at I-Deal HVAC a call at 505-445-1250 or schedule an appointment with us online.