How to keep your Portland Metro home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The coldest temperatures in Portland Metro will hang on for a while. You may be wishing for summer, but you deserve to be just as comfortable all winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it operating well with annual furnace service. You rely on your furnace to keep you comfortable 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 all winter long. If you’ve already scheduled your routine furnace service this year, we have some additional things you can do to be certain your home stays warm: Have an energy audit — quite a few energy companies will perform an energy audit on your home to help you identify 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 through open doors. 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 cracked or damaged. This simple task could prevent a lot of cold air from making its way inside your home. Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is often makes home heating a bigger challenge. 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 cozy. Or, give the experts at Central Air Inc a call at 503-656-1908 for more ideas and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t already. You can also make an appointment with us online.