How to keep your Carson City home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The dropping temperatures in Carson City aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s simple to fantasize about the warmer temperatures, it’s crucial to remember that you can remain just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so important to complete annual furnace service. We do have to note that there are only a couple things that will offer as much to your comfort this winter as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a long winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them comfortable the entire season? Already done with your annual furnace service? Here are a couple other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need addressed. You may be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to get out. Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of cold air to get 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-tact or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you find any problems, weatherstripping is simple to replace and may take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they might be letting all the hot air in your home get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These couple of tips are just a starting point, but do note that there are other easy fixes you can do 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 Anderson Heating & A/C a call at 775-882-8154 or arrange an appointment with us online.