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How to keep your Beaverton home comfortable this winter

The chillier temperatures in Beaverton are here to stay for a while. You may be wishing for summer, but you are able to be just as comfortable all winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it working well with routine furnace service.

You count on your furnace to keep you cozy 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 cozy all winter long.

If you’ve already scheduled your routine furnace service this year, we have some additional things you can do to ensure your home stays warm:

  • Have an energy audit — quite a few energy companies will perform an energy audit on your home to help you pinpoint areas that can improve. You’d be surprised how many areas let hot or cold air escape.
  • Weatherstripping — a large amount of cold air comes into your home when doors are open. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Inspect your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s cracked 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 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 Garoken Energy Co. Inc. a call at 503-848-3838 to get more tips and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.