How to keep your Humble home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The dipping temperatures in Humble aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s simple 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 big role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to complete annual furnace service. We do have to mention that there aren’t many things that will offer as much to your comfort this winter as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service should 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 check off your annual furnace service? Here are a couple other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need improving. You may be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to escape. Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors offer 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 in your home. 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 concerns, weatherstripping is basic to switch out and could take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they might 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 handful tips are just a starting point, but do realize that there are other simple fixes you can complete once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy things to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the pros at Arrings A/C & Heating a call at 281-713-8304 or schedule an appointment with us online.