How to keep your Metro Atlanta home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The colder temperatures in Metro Atlanta will be here for a while. You may be wishing for summer, but you deserve to be just as comfortable during winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it running 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 all winter long. If you’ve already taken care of your routine furnace service this year, we have some additional things you can do to be certain your home stays cozy: Have an energy audit — a lot of energy companies will complete an energy audit on your home to help you pinpoint areas that can improve. It’s shocking how many areas let hot or cold air escape. 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? Check 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 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 warm and comfortable. Or, give the experts at ACS Inc a call at 770-939-7500 to get more tips and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.