How to keep your Winchester home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The coldest temperatures in Winchester will be here for a while. You may be thinking about summer, but you are able to be just as comfortable all winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it running well with annual furnace service. You rely on your furnace to keep you comfortable in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service annually. When you take care of your furnace, it will take care of you and keep you warm all winter long. If you’ve already had your regular furnace service this year, we’ve pulled together some additional things you can do to ensure your home stays comfortable: Have an energy audit — quite a few energy companies will do an energy audit on your home to help you identify areas that can improve. It’s shocking how many areas let hot or cold air leak out of your home. Weatherstripping — a lot 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? Look at your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s worn out or damaged. This easy fix could prevent 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 let a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can fix 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 Thornberry Bros Inc a call at 859-745-1564 to get more tips and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.