How to keep your Manassas Park home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The plummeting temperatures in Manassas Park aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s easy to dream about the warmer temperatures, it’s critical to remember that you can remain just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to keep up with annual furnace service. We do have to note that there are few things that will provide as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service should be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the entire season? Already complete your annual furnace service? Here are a couple other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — many energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can find areas that need fixed. You might be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to escape. Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of cold air to come in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you could still have air making its way in your home. Check to see if your weatherstripping is all good or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you find any concerns, weatherstripping is basic to swap and could take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they might be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These three tips are just a place to start, but do recognize that there are other basic fixes you can do once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the experts at Woody's Sudden Service Inc a call at 703-369-5528 or schedule an appointment with us online.