How to keep your Wharton home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The coldest temperatures in Wharton 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 running well with routine furnace service. You depend on your furnace to keep you warm 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 cozy throughout the winter. If you’ve already taken care of your routine furnace service this year, here are some additional things you can do to make sure your home stays warm: Have an energy audit — you will find that many energy companies will perform 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? Inspect your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s gaping or damaged. This easy fix could block a lot of cold air from making its way 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 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 Faust Air Conditioning and Heating a call at 979-532-2511 and we can help with that and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.