How to keep your Dallas home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The dipping temperatures in Dallas aren’t leaving, and while it’s easy to daydream about the warmer temps, it’s crucial to remember that you can remain just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a huge role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to schedule annual furnace service. We do have to note that there are few things that will contribute as much to your comfort this winter as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service should be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a long winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the whole time? Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a handful of other jobs 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 find areas that need addressed. You may be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to sneak out. Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of cold air to come in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you could still have air making its way inside. 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 uncover any problems, weatherstripping is basic to swap and could take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they might 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 couple of tips are just the beginning, but do realize that there are other easy fixes you can handle once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy things to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the team at Tri County Air Care LLC a call at 469-617-3437 or arrange an appointment with us online.