How to keep your Chadron home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The dipping temperatures in Chadron aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s simple to daydream about the warmer temps, it’s important to remember that you can remain 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 bring up the fact that there are only a couple things that will provide as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service should be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them warm the entire time? Already done with your annual furnace service? Here are a couple other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — most energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need addressed. You may be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to sneak out. 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 could 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 simple to replace and can take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they could be letting all the hot air in your home escape through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These three tips are just a place to start, but do recognize 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 projects to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the pros at MPC Heating & Cooling a call at 308-432-5301 or set up an appointment with us online.