How to keep your Pella home comfortable this winter

Heating

The coldest temperatures in Pella will hang on for a while. You may be thinking 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 routine furnace service.

You depend 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 cozy no matter how cold the winter gets.

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 warm:

  • Have an energy audit — you will find that many energy companies will do an energy audit on your home to help you find areas that can improve. It’s shocking how many areas leak hot or cold air.
  • Weatherstripping — a great deal 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? Inspect your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s gaping or damaged. There’s a good chance this could prevent a lot of cold air from slipping inside your home.
  • Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is often makes home heating a bigger challenge. 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 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 Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating a call at 641-628-3621 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.

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