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

The dipping temperatures in Keokuk aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s not hard to fantasize about the warmer temperatures, it’s important to remember that you can remain just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to schedule annual furnace service.

We do have to mention that there aren’t many things that will offer as much to your comfort this season 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 couple other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — many energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can identify areas that need improving. You could be surprised what areas are allowing hot or cold air to escape.
  • Weatherstripping — regardless of the door, 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 replace 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 simple as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These three tips are just the beginning, but do recognize that there are other simple 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 schedule furnace service, give the experts at WM J Kraus & Son a call at 319-229-2318 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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