How to keep your Northwest Arkansas home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The dropping temperatures in Northwest Arkansas aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s simple to dream about the warmer temps, it’s important to remember that you can remain just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so important to schedule annual furnace service. We do have to bring up the fact that there aren’t many things that will provide as much to your comfort this year as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be done annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them comfortable the whole time? Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a few other jobs 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 addressed. You may be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to sneak out. Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors offer the opportunity for a lot of cold air to get in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you may 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 allowing cold air inside. If you uncover any issues, weatherstripping is basic to swap and may take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common places 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 three tips are just the beginning, but do recognize that there are other simple fixes you can handle 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 set up furnace service, give the experts at AirTech Heating and Air Conditioning, LLC a call at 479-372-4304 or arrange an appointment with us online.