How to keep your Odessa home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The coldest temperatures in Odessa will hang on for a while. You may be daydreaming about 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 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 cozy throughout the winter. If you’ve already taken care of your regular furnace service this year, here are some additional things you can do to ensure your home stays warm: Have an energy audit — you will find that many energy companies will do an energy audit on your home to help you pinpoint areas that can improve. It’s shocking how many areas let hot or cold air escape. 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 cracked or damaged. This simple task could block 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 let a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can fix 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 comfortable. Or, give the experts at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 432-333-2208 to get more tips and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t done so yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.