How to keep your Marshalltown home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The colder temperatures in Marshalltown will hang on for a while. You may be wishing for summer, but you deserve to be just as comfortable throughout winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it working well with routine furnace service. You count on your furnace to keep you warm in winter. It’s important to keep it well-tuned with furnace service each 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 regular furnace service this year, we’ve pulled together some additional things you can do to ensure your home stays warm: Have an energy audit — quite a few energy companies will perform 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 leak out of your home. Weatherstripping — a large amount of cold air flows into your home every time an exterior door is opened. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Check your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s cracked or damaged. This easy fix could block a lot of cold air from making its way inside your home. Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is one of the most common problems. They may permit a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can rectify this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape. These tips will help a lot, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home warm and comfortable. Or, give the experts at B & G HVAC a call at 641-752-3429 for more ideas and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t already. You can also make an appointment with us online.