The chillier temperatures in Des Moines will be here for a while. You may be thinking about summer, but you deserve to be just as comfortable throughout winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it working well with regular furnace service.
You depend on your furnace to keep you cozy 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 comfortable no matter how cold the winter gets.
If you’ve already scheduled your routine furnace service this year, here are some additional things you can do to be certain your home stays comfortable:
- 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. It’s amazing how many areas let hot or cold air leak out of your home.
- Weatherstripping — a large amount 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 gaping or damaged. There’s a good chance this could stop a lot of cold air from finding its way 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 fix 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 Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling a call at 515-207-6569 and we can help with that and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t already. You can also make an appointment with us online.