How to keep your Belton home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The coldest temperatures in Belton will hang on 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 working well with routine furnace service. You depend on your furnace to keep you cozy in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service annually. 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 regular furnace service this year, we have some additional things you can do to ensure your home stays warm: Have an energy audit — a lot of energy companies will complete an energy audit on your home to help you identify areas that can improve. You’d be surprised how many areas leak hot or cold air. 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? Inspect your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s gaping or damaged. There’s a good chance this could prevent a lot of cold air from finding its way inside your home. Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is often makes home heating a bigger challenge. 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. These tips are a good starting point, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home warm and comfortable. Or, give the experts at Bell Air Conditioning Inc. a call at 254-939-1141 for more ideas and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.