How to keep your the Main Line home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The dipping temperatures in the Main Line aren’t leaving, and while it’s easy to fantasize about the warmer weather, it’s critical to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a huge role in this, which is why it’s so important to complete annual furnace service. We do have to bring up the fact that there are few things that will contribute as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is suggested to be done annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them warm the entire time? Already done with your annual furnace service? Here are a handful of other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — many energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need addressed. You might be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to sneak out. Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors offer the opportunity for a lot of cold air to get in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you can 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 allowing cold air inside. If you notice any concerns, weatherstripping is simple to switch out and could take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they may be letting all the hot air in your home escape through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These couple of tips are just a starting point, but do realize that there are other basic fixes you can do once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy things to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the pros at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 610-626-2540 or set up an appointment with us online.