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How to keep your Raceland home comfortable this winter

The chillier temperatures in Raceland will hang on for a while. You may be thinking about summer, but you should realize you can be just as comfortable during winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it running well with regular 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 warm no matter how cold the winter gets.

If you’ve already had your annual furnace service this year, here are some additional things you can do to ensure your home stays cozy:

  • Have an energy audit — a lot of energy companies will complete 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 large amount of cold air flows into your home through open doors. 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. This easy fix could prevent a lot of cold air from slipping inside your home.
  • Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is a common problem with heating your home. They may let a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can fix this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape.

These tips will help a lot, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home comfy and cozy. Or, give the experts at Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service a call at 985-537-6795 for more ideas and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t done so yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.