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How to keep your East Hanover home comfortable this winter

The chillier temperatures in East Hanover are here to stay for a while. You may be wishing for summer, but you should realize you can be just as comfortable all winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it running well with regular furnace service.

You depend on your furnace to keep you comfortable 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 regular furnace service this year, we have some additional things you can do to ensure your home stays warm:

  • Have an energy audit — a lot of energy companies will do an energy audit on your home to help you identify areas that can improve. It’s amazing how many areas let hot or cold air escape.
  • Weatherstripping — a great deal of cold air enters your home when doors are open. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Look at your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s gaping or damaged. This easy fix could block a lot of cold air from slipping inside your home.
  • Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is a common problem with heating your home. 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.

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 Effective Service Group, LLC. a call at 973-884-0065 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.