Three Tips to Keep Your Genoa Home Comfortable During the Winter Months

November 24, 2015

The coldest temperatures in Genoa are here to stay 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 annual furnace service.

You count 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 warm no matter how cold the winter gets.

If you’ve already scheduled your annual furnace service this year, we’ve pulled together some additional things you can do to be certain your home stays warm:

  • Have an energy audit — a lot of energy companies will perform an energy audit on your home to help you identify areas that can improve. It’s shocking how many areas let hot or cold air escape.
  • Weatherstripping — a lot of cold air flows into your home through open doors. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Inspect your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s worn out or damaged. There’s a good chance this could block a lot of cold air from slipping inside your home.
  • Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is one of the most common problems. They may permit a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can fix this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape.

Use these tips as a starting point, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home warm and comfortable. Or, give the experts at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air a call at 847-306-8990 for more ideas and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t already. You can also make an appointment with us online.