How to keep your Bishop home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The plummeting temperatures in Bishop aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s simple to daydream about the warmer temps, it’s crucial to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so vital to keep up with annual furnace service. We do have to bring up the fact that there are only a couple things that will offer as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is suggested to be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the entire time? Already done with your annual furnace service? Here are a few other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — most energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need fixed. You could be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to get out. Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, 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 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 problems, weatherstripping is simple to replace 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 light’s age, they might 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 note that there are other simple 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 arrange furnace service, give the pros at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 760-784-9034 or arrange an appointment with us online.