How to keep your Augusta home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The chillier temperatures in Augusta are here to stay for a while. You may be daydreaming about summer, but you should realize you can be just as comfortable during winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it working well with routine furnace service. You rely on your furnace to keep you warm in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service each year. When you take care of your furnace, it will take care of you and keep you comfortable no matter how cold the winter gets. If you’ve already taken care of your annual furnace service this year, we’ve pulled together some additional things you can do to make sure your home stays comfortable: Have an energy audit — quite a few energy companies will do an energy audit on your home to help you identify areas that can improve. It’s shocking how many areas let hot or cold air leak out of your home. Weatherstripping — a lot of cold air comes into your home when doors are open. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Look at your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s gaping or damaged. This easy fix could stop a lot of cold air from finding its way 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 rectify this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape. Use these tips as a starting point, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home comfy and cozy. Or, give the experts at McCune Heating & Cooling a call at 316-733-9123 for more ideas and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.