How to keep your Carlsbad home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The coldest temperatures in Carlsbad will hang on for a while. You may be thinking about summer, but you deserve to be just as comfortable throughout winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it working well with annual furnace service. You count 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 had your routine furnace service this year, we’ve pulled together some additional things you can do to be certain your home stays warm: Have an energy audit — a lot of energy companies will perform an energy audit on your home to help you pinpoint 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 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 worn out or damaged. This simple task could stop a lot of cold air from slipping 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 rectify 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 Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services a call at 575-887-7777 for more ideas and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t already. You can also make an appointment with us online.