How to keep your Keokuk home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The coldest temperatures in Keokuk will hang on for a while. You may be wishing for summer, but you deserve to be just as comfortable during winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it running well with annual furnace service. You count on your furnace to keep you comfortable 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 cozy throughout the winter. If you’ve already taken care of your regular furnace service this year, here are some additional things you can do to make sure your home stays comfortable: Have an energy audit — quite a few energy companies will perform an energy audit on your home to help you pinpoint areas that can improve. It’s amazing how many areas let hot or cold air leak out of your home. Weatherstripping — a great deal of cold air enters your home when doors are open. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Inspect your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s cracked or damaged. This simple task could prevent a lot of cold air from slipping inside your home. Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is a common problem with heating your home. They may let a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can fix this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape. Use these tips as a starting point, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home comfy and cozy. Or, give the experts at WM J Kraus & Son a call at 319-524-3714 for more ideas and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t already. You can also make an appointment with us online.