How to keep your Plainfield home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The dropping temperatures in Plainfield aren’t heading anywhere, and while it’s not hard to daydream about the warmer temperatures, it’s crucial to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so vital to keep up with annual furnace service. We do have to mention that there are few things that will offer as much to your comfort this year as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a long winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them comfortable the entire time? Already check off your annual furnace service? Here are a couple 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 fixed. You might be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to get out. 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 could still have air making its way indoors. 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 basic to swap and can take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on how old your lights are, they may be letting all the hot air in your home get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These handful 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 things to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the experts at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc a call at 815-768-6656 or schedule an appointment with us online.