How to keep your Pacheco home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The dropping temperatures in Pacheco aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s simple to dream 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 schedule annual furnace service. We do have to mention that there aren’t many things that will provide as much to your comfort this winter as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is suggested to be done annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the entire time? Already complete your annual furnace service? Here are a few other jobs you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need fixed. You could be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to sneak out. Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors offer the opportunity for a lot of cold air to make it’s way inside your home. However, when your door is shut, you may still have air making its way inside. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in-tact or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be permitting cold air inside. If you find any issues, weatherstripping is simple to replace and can take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they may be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These handful tips are just a place to start, but do realize 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 projects to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the pros at Clean Air HVAC a call at 925-689-7017 or schedule an appointment with us online.