The dropping temperatures in Moline aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s not hard to daydream about the warmer weather, it’s important to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a huge role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to schedule annual furnace service.
We do have to note that there are few things that will contribute as much to your comfort this season as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is recommended be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the whole time?
Already complete your annual furnace service? Here are a few 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 may be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to get out.
- Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of cold air to make it’s way inside your home. However, when your door is shut, you can still have air making its way indoors. Check to see if your weatherstripping is in-tact or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be allowing cold air inside. If you find any concerns, weatherstripping is basic to replace and could take care of the problem.
- Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they might 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 couple of tips are just a place to start, but do recognize that there are other simple fixes you can complete once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy projects to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the team at J.L. Brady Company LLC a call at 309-517-7511 or schedule an appointment with us online.