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Three Tips to Keep Your Portland Home Comfortable During the Winter Months

November 24, 2015

The chillier temperatures in Portland are here to stay for a while. You may be daydreaming about summer, but you are able to be just as comfortable throughout winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it operating 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 taken care of your annual furnace service this year, we have some additional things you can do to be certain your home stays comfortable:

  • Have an energy audit — quite a few energy companies will complete an energy audit on your home to help you find areas that can improve. It’s shocking how many areas leak hot or cold air.
  • Weatherstripping — a large amount 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? Check your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s cracked or damaged. This easy fix could prevent 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 let a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can repair this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape.

These tips will help a lot, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home warm and comfortable. Or, give the experts at Three Rivers Heating & Cooling a call at 503-213-4433 for more ideas and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.