How to keep your Crystal Lake home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The colder temperatures in Crystal Lake will be here for a while. You may be thinking about summer, but you deserve to be just as comfortable during winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it running well with annual furnace service. You count 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 warm no matter how cold the winter gets. If you’ve already had your regular furnace service this year, we have some additional things you can do to ensure your home stays cozy: Have an energy audit — quite a few 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 great deal of cold air flows into your home through open doors. But did you realize cold air could be sneaking in even when doors are shut? Look at your weatherstripping and replace it if it’s cracked or damaged. There’s a good chance this could block 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 rectify this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape. These tips will help a lot, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home warm and cozy. Or, give the experts at Jett's Heating & Air Inc. a call at 815-459-4700 to get more tips and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.