How to keep your Lake Forest home comfortable this winter

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The colder temperatures in Lake Forest are here to stay for a while. You may be daydreaming about summer, but you are able to be just as comfortable throughout winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it running well with annual furnace service.

You depend on your furnace to keep you warm in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service annually. When you take care of your furnace, it will take care of you and keep you comfortable no matter how cold the winter gets.

If you’ve already had your routine furnace service this year, we have some additional things you can do to make sure your home stays warm:

  • Have an energy audit — a lot of energy companies will complete an energy audit on your home to help you pinpoint areas that can improve. It’s amazing how many areas leak hot or cold air.
  • Weatherstripping — a great deal of cold air enters your home through open doors. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Inspect your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s worn out or damaged. This easy fix could stop a lot of cold air from slipping inside your home.
  • Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is one of the most common problems. They may permit a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can fix this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape.

Use these tips as a starting point, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home warm and comfortable. Or, give the experts at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 949-204-0859 and we can help with that and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t already. You can also make an appointment with us online.

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