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

The colder temperatures in Mankato area will be here for a while. You may be thinking about summer, but you should realize you can be just as comfortable during winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it running well with regular furnace service.

You count 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 cozy throughout the winter.

If you’ve already scheduled your annual furnace service this year, we’ve pulled together some additional things you can do to make sure your home stays comfortable:

  • Have an energy audit — a lot of energy companies will complete an energy audit on your home to help you identify areas that can improve. It’s shocking how many areas leak hot or cold air.
  • Weatherstripping — a lot 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 prevent a lot of cold air from finding 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 cozy. Or, give the experts at Northern Comfort Inc a call at 507-387-6596 and we can help with that and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.

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