Three Tips to Keep Your San Jose Home Comfortable During the Winter Months

November 24, 2015

The dropping temperatures in San Jose aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s not hard to fantasize about the warmer temperatures, it’s critical 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 crucial to complete annual furnace service.

We do have to note that there are only a couple things that will contribute as much to your comfort this year as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service should be completed 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 tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

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

These couple of tips are just a starting point, but do realize 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 schedule furnace service, give the experts at American HVAC Inc a call at 408-215-1018 or set up an appointment with us online.