Three Tips to Keep Your Lake Forest Home Comfortable During the Winter Months

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 during winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it operating well with regular 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 ensure your home stays warm:

  • Have an energy audit — quite a few energy companies will do an energy audit on your home to help you pinpoint areas that can improve. You’d be surprised how many areas leak hot or cold air.
  • Weatherstripping — a lot of cold air enters your home through open doors. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Check your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s worn out or damaged. This easy fix could prevent 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.

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

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