How to keep your Colfax home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The chillier temperatures in Colfax will hang on for a while. You may be wishing for summer, but you should realize you can be just as comfortable during winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it operating well with regular furnace service. You rely on your furnace to keep you warm in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service each year. When you take care of your furnace, it will take care of you and keep you comfortable throughout the winter. If you’ve already taken care of your regular furnace service this year, we have some additional things you can do to make sure your home stays cozy: Have an energy audit — you will find that many energy companies will complete an energy audit on your home to help you identify areas that can improve. It’s amazing how many areas let hot or cold air escape. Weatherstripping — a great deal of cold air enters your home every time an exterior door is opened. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Inspect 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 one of the most common problems. They may allow a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can rectify 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 comfortable. Or, give the experts at Ackerman Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 509-397-3622 and we can help with that and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t done so yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.