How to keep your Scottsboro home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The colder temperatures in Scottsboro will hang on for a while. You may be daydreaming about summer, but you deserve to be just as comfortable during winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it working well with routine furnace service. You rely on your furnace to keep you comfortable 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 throughout the winter. If you’ve already scheduled your annual furnace service this year, we have some additional things you can do to make sure your home stays comfortable: Have an energy audit — a lot of energy companies will complete an energy audit on your home to help you find areas that can improve. It’s amazing how many areas leak hot or cold air. Weatherstripping — a large amount of cold air flows into your home every time an exterior door is opened. 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 block a lot of cold air from finding its way 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 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 Southern Heating & Cooling Inc. a call at 256-574-1300 for more ideas and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t done so yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.