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How to keep your West Valley home comfortable this winter

The coldest temperatures in West Valley will be here for a while. You may be thinking about summer, but you should realize you can be just as comfortable during winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it working well with routine furnace service.

You count on your furnace to keep you cozy in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service each year. When you take care of your furnace, it will take care of you and keep you cozy throughout the winter.

If you’ve already scheduled your regular furnace service this year, here are 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 identify areas that can improve. You’d be surprised how many areas let hot or cold air leak out of your home.
  • Weatherstripping — a great deal 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? Check your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s worn out or damaged. There’s a good chance this could stop a lot of cold air from making its way inside your home.
  • Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is a common problem with heating your home. They may permit a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can repair this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape.

These tips are a good starting point, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home warm and cozy. Or, give the experts at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 801-969-7088 and we can help with that and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t done so yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.