How to keep your Moline home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The plummeting temperatures in Moline aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s easy to fantasize about the warmer weather, it’s crucial to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a huge 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 winter as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service should be done annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them warm the entire time? Already complete your annual furnace service? Here are a couple other jobs you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — many energy companies will have an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need addressed. You might be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to escape. Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, 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 could still have air making its way in your home. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in-tact or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be permitting cold air inside. If you uncover any problems, weatherstripping is basic to replace and may 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 could be letting all the hot air in your home escape through your ceiling. Fixing this is as easy as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These couple of tips are just the beginning, but do realize that there are other simple fixes you can handle once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the pros at J.L. Brady Company LLC a call at 309-517-7511 or schedule an appointment with us online.