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

November 24, 2015

The chillier temperatures in Plainfield will hang on for a while. You may be daydreaming about summer, but you deserve to be just as comfortable all winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it running well with regular furnace service.

You count on your furnace to keep you cozy 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 cozy no matter how cold the winter gets.

If you’ve already had 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 — quite a few energy companies will complete an energy audit on your home to help you pinpoint areas that can improve. It’s shocking how many areas leak hot or cold air.
  • Weatherstripping — a large amount of cold air flows into your home when doors are open. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Check 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 slipping inside your home.
  • Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is often makes home heating a bigger challenge. They may allow 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 cozy. Or, give the experts at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc a call at 815-410-1231 for more ideas and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t already. You can also make an appointment with us online.