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

November 24, 2015

The chillier temperatures in Marshalltown will hang on for a while. You may be daydreaming about summer, but you deserve to be just as comfortable during winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it operating well with routine furnace service.

You count on your furnace to keep you comfortable 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 no matter how cold the winter gets.

If you’ve already scheduled your routine furnace service this year, here are some additional things you can do to ensure your home stays cozy:

  • Have an energy audit — you will find that many energy companies will complete an energy audit on your home to help you pinpoint areas that can improve. It’s shocking how many areas leak hot or cold air.
  • Weatherstripping — a lot 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 worn out or damaged. This easy fix could stop a lot of cold air from finding 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 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 comfortable. Or, give the experts at B & G HVAC a call at 641-323-1210 to get more tips and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.