How to keep your Manassas home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The plummeting temperatures in Manassas aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s simple to fantasize about the warmer weather, it’s critical to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a huge role in this, which is why it’s so vital to complete annual furnace service. We do have to mention that there are few things that will provide as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a long winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them comfortable the entire season? Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a handful of other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — many energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need improving. You may be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to sneak out. Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of cold air to make it’s way inside your home. However, when your door is shut, you can 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 allowing cold air inside. If you notice any problems, weatherstripping is easy to replace and could take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they may 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 handful tips are just a place to start, but do realize that there are other simple fixes you can complete once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy things to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the experts at Twin Air LLC a call at 703-754-1062 or schedule an appointment with us online.