How to keep your Minocqua home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The dipping temperatures in Minocqua aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s easy to fantasize about the warmer temps, it’s crucial to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so crucial 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 done annually. After all, who wants to spend a long winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the whole time? Already complete your annual furnace service? Here are a couple other tasks 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 find areas that need addressed. You may be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to escape. 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 can still have air making its way in your home. 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 find any problems, weatherstripping is basic to switch out and may take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they may be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These couple of tips are just a place to start, but do note that there are other easy fixes you can do once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy jobs to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the experts at Danco Heating & Cooling a call at 715-356-7000 or arrange an appointment with us online.