How to keep your Olathe home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The chillier temperatures in Olathe are here to stay for a while. You may be daydreaming about summer, but you should realize you can be just as comfortable throughout winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it running 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 each 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 had your regular furnace service this year, we’ve pulled together some additional things you can do to be certain your home stays comfortable: Have an energy audit — a lot of energy companies will do an energy audit on your home to help you pinpoint 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? Inspect your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s cracked 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 let 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 warm and comfortable. Or, give the experts at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 913-432-3342 to get more tips and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t already. You can also make an appointment with us online.