How to keep your Brandon home comfortable this winter

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The chillier temperatures in Brandon are here to stay for a while. You may be daydreaming about summer, but you are able to be just as comfortable all winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it working well with annual furnace service.

You count on your furnace to keep you warm in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service every single year. When you take care of your furnace, it will take care of you and keep you cozy no matter how cold the winter gets.

If you’ve already had your annual furnace service this year, we’ve pulled together some additional things you can do to be certain your home stays warm:

  • Have an energy audit — a lot of energy companies will do an energy audit on your home to help you pinpoint areas that can improve. You’d be surprised how many areas let hot or cold air leak out of your home.
  • Weatherstripping — a large amount of cold air flows into your home when doors are open. 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. There’s a good chance this could prevent a lot of cold air from making its way inside your home.
  • Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is one of the most common problems. They may permit a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can repair 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 warm and cozy. Or, give the experts at Brandon Heating and Plumbing (1998) Ltd. a call at 204-728-0180 and we can help with that and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t already. You can also make an appointment with us online.

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