How to keep your Ballwin home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The colder temperatures in Ballwin will hang on for a while. You may be wishing for summer, but you should realize you can be just as comfortable throughout winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it operating well with routine furnace service. You depend on your furnace to keep you warm in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service every single year. When you take care of your furnace, it will take care of you and keep you cozy all winter long. If you’ve already had your annual furnace service this year, we have some additional things you can do to be certain your home stays cozy: Have an energy audit — a lot of energy companies will complete an energy audit on your home to help you pinpoint areas that can improve. It’s amazing how many areas leak hot or cold air. Weatherstripping — a great deal of cold air flows into your home when doors are open. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Inspect your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s cracked or damaged. This easy fix could stop a lot of cold air from slipping 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 Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 636-206-4250 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.