How to keep your Colorado Springs home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The coldest temperatures in Colorado Springs will be here for a while. You may be daydreaming about summer, but you should realize you can be just as comfortable during winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it working well with regular furnace service. You depend on your furnace to keep you comfortable 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 no matter how cold the winter gets. If you’ve already scheduled your routine furnace service this year, we have some additional things you can do to make sure your home stays comfortable: Have an energy audit — a lot of energy companies will complete an energy audit on your home to help you pinpoint areas that can improve. It’s amazing how many areas let hot or cold air leak out of your home. Weatherstripping — a great deal of cold air enters your home when doors are open. 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 gaping or damaged. There’s a good chance this 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 repair this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape. Use these tips as a starting point, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home warm and comfortable. Or, give the experts at Mitchell Heating a call at 719-596-6677 and we can help with that and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t already. You can also make an appointment with us online.