How to keep your Midlothian home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The coldest temperatures in Midlothian are here to stay 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 working well with routine furnace service. You rely 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 warm throughout the winter. If you’ve already scheduled your annual furnace service this year, we have 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 do an energy audit on your home to help you identify areas that can improve. It’s shocking how many areas leak hot or cold air. 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. There’s a good chance this 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 allow 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 cozy. Or, give the experts at Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. a call at 804-372-0313 for more ideas and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.