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

The plummeting temperatures in Moline aren’t leaving, and while it’s not hard to daydream about the warmer temperatures, it’s important to remember that you can remain just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so important to complete annual furnace service.

We do have to bring up the fact that there are few things that will offer as much to your comfort this year as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service is suggested to be scheduled annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them warm the whole time?

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 offer 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 offer the opportunity for a lot of cold air to make it’s way inside 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 permitting cold air inside. If you find any problems, weatherstripping is easy to swap 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 how old your lights are, they might 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 three 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 pros at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 309-323-9584 or set up an appointment with us online.

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