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How to keep your Lodi home comfortable this winter

The coldest temperatures in Lodi will hang on for a while. You may be wishing for summer, but you deserve to be just as comfortable throughout winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it working well with regular furnace service.

You count on your furnace to keep you cozy in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service each 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 scheduled your regular furnace service this year, we have some additional things you can do to ensure your home stays cozy:

  • Have an energy audit — quite a few energy companies will perform an energy audit on your home to help you find 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 every time an exterior door is opened. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Check your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s gaping or damaged. There’s a good chance this could stop a lot of cold air from finding its way inside your home.
  • Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is often makes home heating a bigger challenge. They may let a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can repair this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape.

Use these tips as a starting point, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home warm and comfortable. Or, give the experts at Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 209-368-0556 to get more tips and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.