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

November 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 all winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it working well with regular furnace service.

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

If you’ve already scheduled your routine furnace service this year, we have some additional things you can do to be certain your home stays warm:

  • Have an energy audit — you will find that many energy companies will complete an energy audit on your home to help you find areas that can improve. It’s shocking how many areas let hot or cold air leak out of your home.
  • Weatherstripping — a large amount of cold air comes into your home when doors are open. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Look at your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s cracked or damaged. This simple task could block a lot of cold air from making its way inside your home.
  • Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is a common problem with heating your home. They may allow a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can rectify 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 224-412-8308 for more ideas and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t done so yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.