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

The dipping temperatures in Elmhurst aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s simple to dream about the warmer temperatures, it’s important 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 mention 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 done 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 — many energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need improving. You may be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to get out.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, 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 working-order or if it’s worn, torn, or damaged in any other way that could be letting cold air inside. If you find any problems, weatherstripping is basic to swap and could take care of the problem.
  • Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks could be your recessed lighting. Depending on the light’s age, they may be letting all the hot air in your home get out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These couple of tips are just a place to start, but do recognize 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 projects to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the experts at Alan Energy Services Air Conditioning and Heating Company a call at 630-570-0252 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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