How to keep your Oxford home comfortable this winter

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The coldest temperatures in Oxford are here to stay for a while. You may be thinking about summer, but you are able to be just as comfortable during winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it running well with annual furnace service.

You rely 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 cozy no matter how cold the winter gets.

If you’ve already had your regular furnace service this year, we’ve pulled together some additional things you can do to make sure your home stays cozy:

  • Have an energy audit — quite a few 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 escape.
  • Weatherstripping — a large amount of cold air comes 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? Look at your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s worn out or damaged. This easy fix could prevent a lot of cold air from making its way inside your home.
  • Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is one of the most common problems. They may permit a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can fix 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 Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 662-281-1231 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.

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