Winter is coming, and you may be preparing to snuggle in. The wind and snow can be fierce here in Crystal Lake, and if a blizzard hits, you want to be prepared. Besides stocking up on comfort food and hot chocolate, the most important thing you can do is ensure your furnace is running efficiently.
Absolute Comfort in Crystal Lake offers the best furnace services, including furnace repair and installation. We also offer clean and checks to ensure your furnace will be operating efficiently this winter. In addition to a furnace that is in tip-top shape, there are things you can do to help keep your home warm. Keep reading for excellent tips to keep your home warm, and contact our heating company for furnace service or repair today!
TIPS TO KEEP YOUR HOME WARM DURING THE WINTER
Invest in Insulation
Openings in your home are sources not only for warm air leaking from your home, but also for cold air from the outside that can sneak in. You should most definitely invest in filling those cracks with insulation or a spray foam that you can get from a can. You can fill voids around your light fixtures, doorways, windows, and any other outside access points, such as your dryer vent. This will keep your home warmer and you’ll save on heating costs as well.
Invest in Regular Furnace Maintenance
Regular furnace maintenance will ensure your furnace is in tip-top shape for the winter. When you call for a professional annual clean and check, the HVAC technician will check every part of your furnace, from the blower to the heating element and the thermostat, to ensure functionality. This will not only save you money by having your furnace operate efficiently, but it will also help to prevent costly furnace repairs down the road. In addition, you should have your ductwork inspected as well for leaks that can be sealed up. After all, your furnace has worked hard to condition the air, so don’t let it be wasted with preventable leaks.
Raise Your Home’s Humidity Level
Winter air is often devoid of moisture, which can lead to our skin being dehydrated and our lips chapped. Interestingly, dry air makes the air feel cooler. When you add in moisture to your air, the heat will be retained longer and you will feel warmer. You can do this with a whole-house humidifier system or a room humidifier. Another easy way is to invest in plants that transpire, or give off moisture. You can put bowls of water out in your home to evaporate as well. Not only will you feel warmer, but you’ll help prevent illnesses as well.
Invest in Space Heaters
Space heaters have gotten a bad rap because of their past history of starting fires. However, space heaters have come a long way, and most have safety systems put in place that if they tip over, they shut off. If you only want to heat one room or area of your home, rather than turn on your home’s entire heating system, you can use a space heater. These little machines are super efficient and do an excellent job of heating your space quickly. It will also reduce wear and tear on your home’s furnace system. Space heaters are great when you want to be warm in one area of your home.
CALL ABSOLUTE COMFORT IN CRYSTAL LAKE TODAY
Absolute Comfort in Crystal Lake offers over 10 years of experience in taking care of your HVAC system. We offer heating and cooling installation, maintenance, and repairs. We understand that your HVAC system, including your furnace, is vital to your comfort, and we take pride in being able to offer you the most energy-efficient HVAC systems. Our team works diligently and efficiently so we disrupt your day as little as possible.
Our HVAC technicians at Absolute Comfort offer service on all makes and models of HVAC equipment, no matter its age. We offer free estimates if you are in need of a new AC unit or furnace, and we can help you finance your new HVAC system as well. In addition, we offer 24-hour emergency HVAC service, so if your heating or air goes out in the middle of the night, we can help. Our home comfort experts will make sure your needs are taken care of. Call our heating experts to get started today!