How to keep your Shreveport home comfortable this winter

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The dipping temperatures in Shreveport aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s not hard to dream about the warmer temperatures, it’s critical to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a huge role in this, which is why it’s so important to keep up with annual furnace service.

We do have to note that there are few things that will contribute as much to your comfort this winter as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is suggested to be completed 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 handful of other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — most energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need fixed. You may be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to escape.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors permit 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 indoors. Check to see if your weatherstripping is all good or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you uncover any problems, weatherstripping is simple to replace and can take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they might be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These three tips are just a place to start, but do recognize that there are other easy fixes you can handle once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the team at Moon's Air a call at 318-671-5355 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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