How to keep your Charlottesville home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The coldest temperatures in Charlottesville are here to stay for a while. You may be daydreaming about summer, but you should realize you can be just as comfortable throughout winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it working well with annual furnace service. You rely on your furnace to keep you warm in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service annually. When you take care of your furnace, it will take care of you and keep you cozy throughout the winter. If you’ve already had your regular furnace service this year, we’ve pulled together some additional things you can do to be certain your home stays cozy: Have an energy audit — quite a few energy companies will do 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 great deal of cold air enters your home every time an exterior door is opened. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Inspect your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s gaping or damaged. This simple task could stop a lot of cold air from finding its way inside your home. Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is one of the most common problems. They may permit a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can rectify this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape. These tips are a good starting point, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home warm and comfortable. Or, give the experts at Beck Cohen a call at 434-296-0129 to get more tips and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t done so yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.