How to keep your Moline home comfortable this winter11/24/2015The plummeting temperatures in Moline aren’t going anywhere, and while it’s easy to fantasize about the warmer temperatures, it’s important to remember that you can stay just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so important to keep up with annual furnace service. We do have to bring up the fact that there are few things that will contribute as much to your comfort this year as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service should be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them warm the entire time? Already done with your annual furnace service? Here are a handful of 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 find areas that need addressed. You could be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to escape. Weatherstripping — regardless of the door’s location, doors allow the opportunity for a lot of cold air to get in to your home. However, when your door is shut, you may still have air making its way in your home. 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 allowing cold air inside. If you notice any issues, weatherstripping is simple to replace and may take care of the problem. Recessed lighting — one of the most common culprits for air leaks may be your recessed lighting. Depending on the age of your lights, they might 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 couple of tips are just a place to start, but do realize 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 do on the weekend. However, if you still need to arrange furnace service, give the experts at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 309-762-3641 or schedule an appointment with us online.