How to keep your Cedar Rapids home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The colder temperatures in Cedar Rapids are here to stay for a while. You may be daydreaming about summer, but you deserve to be just as comfortable throughout winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it running 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 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 had your annual furnace service this year, we’ve pulled together 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 let hot or cold air leak out of your home. Weatherstripping — a lot of cold air comes into your home through open doors. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Check your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s worn out or damaged. This easy fix could block a lot of cold air from making 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 repair 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 Ilten's Incorporated a call at 319-363-0283 to get more tips and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.