How to keep your Genoa home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The plummeting temperatures in Genoa aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s easy to dream about the warmer temperatures, it’s crucial to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to schedule annual furnace service. We do have to bring up the fact that there are only a couple things that will provide as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them warm the whole time? Already done with your annual furnace service? Here are a handful of other jobs you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — a lot of energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need addressed. You may be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to escape. Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors offer the opportunity for a lot of cold air to get in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you can still have air making its way inside. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in-tact or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you find any issues, weatherstripping is basic to swap and can take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they may be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These three tips are just a place to start, but do recognize that there are other easy fixes you can do once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the team at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air a call at 847-293-0047 or set up an appointment with us online.