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

The plummeting temperatures in Genoa aren’t leaving, and while it’s not hard to dream about the warmer temperatures, it’s important to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so important 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 done annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them warm the entire time?

Already complete 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 uncover areas that need addressed. You may be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to get out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, doors offer the opportunity for a lot of cold air to make it’s way inside your home. However, when your door is shut, you can still have air making its way indoors. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in working-order or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you notice any problems, weatherstripping is basic to replace and can take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks could 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 basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These couple of tips are just a place to start, but do realize that there are other simple fixes you can do once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy jobs to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the team at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air a call at 847-306-8990 or set up an appointment with us online.

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