How to keep your Ronkonkoma home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The plummeting temperatures in Ronkonkoma aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s easy to dream about the warmer temperatures, it’s important 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 vital to keep up with annual furnace service. We do have to mention that there are only a couple things that will contribute as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the entire 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 have an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need fixed. You may be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to escape. 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 can still have air making its way in your home. 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 allowing cold air inside. If you find any problems, weatherstripping is easy to switch out and can take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they might be letting all the hot air in your home escape through your ceiling. Fixing this is as basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These handful tips are just the beginning, but do note that there are other simple fixes you can complete once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy jobs to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the team at Cool Power LLC a call at 631-360-2665 or set up an appointment with us online.