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

The dipping temperatures in Marshalltown aren’t leaving, and while it’s easy to daydream about the warmer temperatures, it’s important to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a big role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to complete 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 is suggested to be done annually. After all, who wants to spend a cold winter not knowing if their furnace is going to keep them comfortable the entire season?

Already done with your annual furnace service? Here are a few other things you can do to help keep your home comfortable:

  • Energy audit — most energy companies will offer an energy audit for your home so you can uncover areas that need fixed. You could be surprised what areas are letting hot or cold air to sneak out.
  • 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 could 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 permitting cold air inside. If you find any concerns, 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 the light’s age, 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 handful tips are just the beginning, but do realize 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 jobs to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to set up furnace service, give the pros at Kapaun & Brown Inc. a call at 641-753-3563 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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