How to keep your Wisconsin Rapids home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The plummeting temperatures in Wisconsin Rapids aren’t leaving, and while it’s easy to dream about the warmer weather, it’s crucial to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to keep up with annual furnace service. We do have to note that there are only a couple things that will contribute as much to your comfort this year as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service should be done annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the whole time? Already complete your annual furnace service? Here are a handful of other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need addressed. You might be surprised what areas are permitting hot or cold air to escape. Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors allow 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 in-tact or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be allowing cold air inside. If you find any issues, weatherstripping is basic to replace 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 might be letting all the hot air in your home get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These three tips are just a starting point, 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 accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the pros at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc a call at 715-421-5555 or schedule an appointment with us online.