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

The dipping temperatures in Marshalltown aren’t leaving, and while it’s not hard to daydream about the warmer temperatures, it’s crucial to remember that you can continue to be just as comfortable during winter. Of course, your furnace plays a large role in this, which is why it’s so crucial to keep up with annual furnace service.

We do have to bring up the fact that there aren’t many things that will offer as much to your comfort this year as a well-tuned furnace. That’s why furnace service should be completed 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 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 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 make it’s way inside 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 allowing cold air inside. If you notice any concerns, weatherstripping is simple 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 basic as sealing it with caulk or aluminum tape.

These handful tips are just a starting point, 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 projects to accomplish on the weekend. However, if you still need to schedule furnace service, give the experts at Kapaun & Brown Inc. a call at 641-812-2028 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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