How to keep your Ridgedale and the Branson area home comfortable this winter

Heating

The coldest temperatures in Ridgedale and the Branson area are here to stay for a while. You may be wishing for summer, but you deserve to be just as comfortable during winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it running well with annual furnace service.

You rely on your furnace to keep you comfortable in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service annually. When you take care of your furnace, it will take care of you and keep you comfortable no matter how cold the winter gets.

If you’ve already scheduled your routine furnace service this year, we have some additional things you can do to ensure your home stays warm:

  • Have an energy audit — quite a few energy companies will complete an energy audit on your home to help you find areas that can improve. It’s amazing how many areas leak hot or cold air.
  • Weatherstripping — a lot of cold air enters your home every time an exterior door is opened. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Inspect your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s worn out or damaged. There’s a good chance this could prevent a lot of cold air from making its way inside your home.
  • Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is often makes home heating a bigger challenge. They may let a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can repair this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape.

Use these tips as a starting point, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home warm and comfortable. Or, give the experts at Branson HVAC, LLC a call at 417-544-4430 for more ideas and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t done so yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.

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