How to keep your Keokuk home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The dipping temperatures in Keokuk aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s easy to daydream about the warmer temperatures, it’s important to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to schedule annual furnace service. We do have to mention that there are few things that will contribute as much to your comfort this winter as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is suggested to be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a frigid winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them covered the entire season? Already done with your annual furnace service? Here are a few other tasks you can do to help keep your home comfortable: Energy audit — most energy companies will provide an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need improving. You could be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to get out. Weatherstripping — regardless of which door it is, doors offer the opportunity for a lot of cold air to come in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you can still have air making its way in your home. Check to see if your weatherstripping is all good 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 swap and may take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common areas for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they could be letting all the hot air in your home sneak out through your ceiling. Fixing this is as basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape. These couple of tips are just the beginning, but do recognize that there are other easy fixes you can complete once you’ve had annual furnace service completed. Many of them can be cost-effective and easy jobs to complete on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the pros at WM J Kraus & Son a call at 319-524-3714 or arrange an appointment with us online.