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Three Tips to Keep Your the Bay Area Home Comfortable During the Winter Months

November 24, 2015

The chillier temperatures in the Bay Area will be here for a while. You may be wishing for summer, but you deserve to be just as comfortable all winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it operating well with annual furnace service.

You depend on your furnace to keep you cozy in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service every single year. When you take care of your furnace, it will take care of you and keep you warm all winter long.

If you’ve already scheduled your regular furnace service this year, here are some additional things you can do to be certain your home stays cozy:

  • Have an energy audit — quite a few energy companies will complete an energy audit on your home to help you pinpoint areas that can improve. It’s amazing how many areas leak hot or cold air.
  • Weatherstripping — a great deal of cold air flows into your home through open doors. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Check your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s worn out 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 permit a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can fix this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape.

These tips will help a lot, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home comfy and cozy. Or, give the experts at Contra Costa Heating & AC a call at 510-343-9841 to get more tips and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t done so yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.