Three Tips to Keep Your Beaverton Home Comfortable During the Winter Months

November 24, 2015

The colder temperatures in Beaverton will be here 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 comfortable throughout the winter.

If you’ve already had your routine furnace service this year, here are some additional things you can do to make sure your home stays comfortable:

  • 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 amazing how many areas let hot or cold air escape.
  • Weatherstripping — a large amount of cold air enters 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 let 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 Garoken Energy Co. Inc. a call at 503-374-1934 to get more tips and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t done so yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.