Three Tips to Keep Your Rapid City Home Comfortable During the Winter Months

November 24, 2015

The chillier temperatures in Rapid City are here to stay for a while. You may be daydreaming about 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 cozy 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 comfortable all winter long.

If you’ve already scheduled your routine furnace service this year, here are some additional things you can do to ensure your home stays cozy:

  • Have an energy audit — you will find that many energy companies will complete an energy audit on your home to help you find areas that can improve. You’d be surprised how many areas let hot or cold air escape.
  • Weatherstripping — a great deal of cold air comes into your home through open doors. 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 worn out or damaged. This easy fix could stop 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 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 cozy. Or, give the experts at Precision Mechanical a call at 605-206-2564 for more ideas and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t done so yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.