How to keep your Elmhurst home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The dropping temperatures in Elmhurst aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s simple to dream about the warmer temperatures, it’s crucial to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so vital to complete annual furnace service. We do have to note that there are only a couple things that will offer as much to your comfort this year as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service should be completed annually. After all, who wants to spend a long winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them warm the entire season? Already complete your annual furnace service? Here are a handful of other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — most energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need improving. You may be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to get out. Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors permit the opportunity for a lot of cold air to get in to 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 letting cold air inside. If you notice any problems, weatherstripping is basic to replace and could take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common places for air leaks can be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they could be letting all the hot air in your home escape through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These three tips are just a place to start, but do realize that there are other easy fixes you can handle once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy jobs to do on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the experts at Alan Heating Air Conditioning, Inc. a call at 630-833-1100 or arrange an appointment with us online.