How to keep your Carpentersville home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The coldest temperatures in Carpentersville are here to stay for a while. You may be wishing for summer, but you deserve to be just as comfortable during winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it running well with routine 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 warm no matter how cold the winter gets. If you’ve already had your regular furnace service this year, we have some additional things you can do to make sure your home stays warm: Have an energy audit — a lot of 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 great deal of cold air flows 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? 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 often makes home heating a bigger challenge. They may allow 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 cozy. Or, give the experts at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc a call at 224-699-9229 to get more tips and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.