How to keep your the Main Line home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The coldest temperatures in the Main Line will be here for a while. You may be thinking about summer, but you deserve to be just as comfortable throughout winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it running well with regular furnace service. You rely 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 routine furnace service this year, here are some additional things you can do to make sure your home stays warm: 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 shocking how many areas leak hot or cold air. Weatherstripping — a great deal of cold air flows into your home when doors are open. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Check your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s gaping or damaged. This easy fix could block a lot of cold air from finding its way inside your home. Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is a common problem with heating your home. They may permit a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can rectify this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape. Use these tips as a starting point, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home warm and comfortable. Or, give the experts at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 610-626-2540 for more ideas and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.