How to keep your East Hanover home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The dropping temperatures in East Hanover aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s easy to fantasize about the warmer temps, it’s important 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 vital to keep up with annual furnace service. We do have to mention that there aren’t many things that will offer as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service should be completed 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 done with your annual furnace service? Here are a few 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 could be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to sneak out. Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of cold air to come in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you could 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 concerns, weatherstripping is simple to swap and may take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they might be letting all the hot air in your home get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These handful tips are just the beginning, but do note that there are other basic fixes you can do once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the team at Effective Service Group, LLC. a call at 973-884-0065 or schedule an appointment with us online.