The colder temperatures in Des Moines are here to stay for a while. You may be wishing for summer, but you are able to be just as comfortable throughout winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it working well with routine furnace service.
You count on your furnace to keep you comfortable in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service annually. When you take care of your furnace, it will take care of you and keep you cozy all winter long.
If you’ve already had your annual 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 do an energy audit on your home to help you identify areas that can improve. You’d be surprised how many areas let hot or cold air escape.
- Weatherstripping — a great deal of cold air comes into your home through open doors. 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. This easy fix could block a lot of cold air from slipping inside your home.
- Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is one of the most common problems. They may permit a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can repair this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape.
These tips are a good starting point, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home warm and comfortable. Or, give the experts at Heartland Heating & Cooling a call at 515-344-3579 for more ideas and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t already. You can also make an appointment with us online.