How to keep your Asheville home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The coldest temperatures in Asheville will be here for a while. You may be thinking about summer, but you deserve to be just as comfortable during winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it operating well with annual furnace service. You count on your furnace to keep you cozy 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 warm no matter how cold the winter gets. If you’ve already taken care of your routine furnace service this year, we have some additional things you can do to make sure your home stays cozy: Have an energy audit — you will find that many 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 leak out of your home. Weatherstripping — a lot of cold air enters your home every time an exterior door is opened. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Check your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s worn out or damaged. This easy fix could prevent a lot of cold air from making its way inside your home. Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is one of the most common problems. 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 will help a lot, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home comfy and cozy. Or, give the experts at 1st Choice Service Group Inc a call at 828-551-2913 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.