The plummeting temperatures in Libertyville aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s easy to dream about the warmer temperatures, it’s critical to remember that you can remain just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so important to schedule annual furnace service.
We do have to note that there aren’t many things that will contribute 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 long winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them comfortable the whole time?
Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a handful of other things 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 fixed. You might be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to escape.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of cold air to get in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you may still have air making its way inside. Check to see if your weatherstripping is all good or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be permitting cold air inside. If you find any issues, weatherstripping is easy to swap and may take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they might be letting all the hot air in your home get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.
These handful tips are just the beginning, but do realize that there are other basic fixes you can complete once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy things to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the experts at TopTec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical a call at 847-362-0262 or schedule an appointment with us online.