How to keep your Plainfield home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The coldest temperatures in Plainfield will hang on for a while. You may be thinking about summer, but you should realize you can be just as comfortable all winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it operating well with annual furnace service. You count on your furnace to keep you warm in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service every single year. When you take care of your furnace, it will take care of you and keep you comfortable no matter how cold the winter gets. If you’ve already had your regular furnace service this year, here are some additional things you can do to ensure your home stays cozy: Have an energy audit — you will find that many energy companies will perform an energy audit on your home to help you find areas that can improve. You’d be surprised how many areas leak hot or cold air. Weatherstripping — a large amount of cold air comes into your home every time an exterior door is opened. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Look at your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s worn out or damaged. There’s a good chance this could stop a lot of cold air from finding its way inside your home. Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is a common problem with heating your home. They may let a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can fix this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape. These tips will help a lot, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home warm and comfortable. Or, give the experts at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc a call at 815-768-6656 and we can help with that and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t done so yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.