How to keep your Baltimore home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The coldest temperatures in Baltimore are here to stay for a while. You may be thinking about summer, but you deserve to be just as comfortable all winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it working well with routine furnace service. You depend on your furnace to keep you warm 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 comfortable all winter long. If you’ve already scheduled your routine furnace service this year, here are some additional things you can do to ensure your home stays comfortable: Have an energy audit — you will find that many energy companies will do an energy audit on your home to help you find areas that can improve. You’d be surprised how many areas let hot or cold air leak out of your home. Weatherstripping — a great deal 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. There’s a good chance this could block a lot of cold air from finding its way inside your home. Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is a common problem with heating your home. 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 comfy and cozy. Or, give the experts at Quality Refrigeration a call at 410-355-6010 and we can help with that and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.