How to keep your Topeka home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The dipping temperatures in Topeka aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s easy to fantasize about the warmer temps, it’s crucial to remember that you can remain 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 mention that there are few things that will offer 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 cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them warm the whole time? Already complete your annual furnace service? Here are a few 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 get out. Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of cold air to make it’s way inside your home. However, when your door is shut, you could 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 permitting cold air inside. If you uncover any issues, weatherstripping is simple to swap and may take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks may 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 starting point, but do recognize 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 jobs to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the team at Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc. a call at 785-357-6200 or set up an appointment with us online.