How to keep your Chicago home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The colder temperatures in Chicago will hang on for a while. You may be daydreaming about summer, but you deserve to be just as comfortable all winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it running well with annual furnace service. You rely 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 warm all winter long. If you’ve already scheduled your routine furnace service this year, here are some additional things you can do to make sure your home stays comfortable: Have an energy audit — a lot of energy companies will perform 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 escape. 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? Check your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s worn out or damaged. This easy fix could prevent 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 permit a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can repair this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape. Use these tips as a starting point, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home comfy and cozy. Or, give the experts at iTemp Heating and Air Conditioning a call at 773-704-0640 and we can help with that and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t already. You can also make an appointment with us online.