Three Tips to Keep Your Mankato area Home Comfortable During the Winter Months

The chillier temperatures in Mankato area are here to stay for a while. You may be thinking about summer, but you deserve to be just as comfortable throughout winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it operating well with regular furnace service.

You count on your furnace to keep you comfortable 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 throughout the winter.

If you’ve already had your annual furnace service this year, we’ve pulled together some additional things you can do to ensure your home stays warm:

  • Have an energy audit — quite a few energy companies will complete an energy audit on your home to help you identify areas that can improve. It’s shocking how many areas let hot or cold air escape.
  • Weatherstripping — a great deal of cold air flows into your home every time an exterior door is opened. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Look at your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s gaping or damaged. This simple task could stop a lot of cold air from making its way inside your home.
  • Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is often makes home heating a bigger challenge. They may allow a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can repair 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 Northern Comfort Inc a call at 507-307-4818 for more ideas and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t done so yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.

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