Three Tips to Keep Your Cedar Rapids Home Comfortable During the Winter Months

The colder temperatures in Cedar Rapids are here to stay for a while. You may be daydreaming about summer, but you should realize you can 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 warm 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 all winter long.

If you’ve already scheduled your annual furnace service this year, we’ve pulled together some additional things you can do to make sure your home stays cozy:

  • Have an energy audit — you will find that many energy companies will do 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 enters your home when doors are open. 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 finding its way inside your home.
  • Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is one of the most common problems. They may let 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 cozy. Or, give the experts at Ilten's Incorporated a call at 319-208-3295 to get more tips and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t done so yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.

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