How to keep your South Beloit and Belvidere home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The chillier temperatures in South Beloit and Belvidere will be here for a while. You may be daydreaming about summer, but you are able to be just as comfortable all winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it operating 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 annually. When you take care of your furnace, it will take care of you and keep you warm 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 warm: 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. You’d be surprised how many areas leak hot or cold air. Weatherstripping — a large amount 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 worn out or damaged. This easy fix could block a lot of cold air from finding its way inside your home. Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is a common problem with heating your home. 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 Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. a call at 877-389-2465 to get more tips and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t already. You can also make an appointment with us online.