How to keep your East Peoria home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The chillier temperatures in East Peoria will be here 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 working well with regular furnace service. You rely 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 throughout the winter. If you’ve already had your routine furnace service this year, we’ve pulled together some additional things you can do to make sure your home stays comfortable: 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 large amount 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 cracked or damaged. This simple task could stop 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 allow a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can rectify 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 Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC a call at 309-437-2703 and we can help with that and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.