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

November 24, 2015

The coldest temperatures in Moline are here to stay for a while. You may be thinking about summer, but you are able to be just as comfortable during winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it running well with routine furnace service.

You count on your furnace to keep you cozy 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 comfortable throughout the winter.

If you’ve already scheduled your annual furnace service this year, here are some additional things you can do to be certain your home stays comfortable:

  • Have an energy audit — a lot of energy companies will complete an energy audit on your home to help you find areas that can improve. It’s shocking how many areas let hot or cold air escape.
  • Weatherstripping — a large amount of cold air enters your home through open doors. 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 stop a lot of cold air from finding its way 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.

These tips are a good starting point, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home warm and cozy. Or, give the experts at Freed Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 309-323-9584 to get more tips and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t done so yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.