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How to keep your Ontario home comfortable this winter

The chillier temperatures in Ontario will be here for a while. You may be daydreaming about summer, but you deserve to be just as comfortable during winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it operating well with routine furnace service.

You rely 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 had your routine furnace service this year, here are some additional things you can do to be certain your home stays cozy:

  • 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. It’s shocking how many areas let hot or cold air leak out of your home.
  • Weatherstripping — a lot 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 cracked or damaged. This easy fix could block a lot of cold air from slipping inside your home.
  • Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is a common problem with heating your home. They may let 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 Stan's Heating, Inc a call at 541-889-3987 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.