How to keep your Odessa home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The dropping temperatures in Odessa aren’t leaving, and while it’s not hard to dream about the warmer temps, it’s important to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to schedule annual furnace service. We do have to mention that there are few things that will offer as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them warm the whole time? Already done with your annual furnace service? Here are a few other jobs you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — many energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need addressed. You may be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to get out. Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, 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 indoors. 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 issues, weatherstripping is basic to swap and may take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common places 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 get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These couple of tips are just a starting point, but do note that there are other basic fixes you can handle once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy jobs to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the pros at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 432-333-2208 or arrange an appointment with us online.