How to keep your Springfield home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The colder temperatures in Springfield will be here for a while. You may be wishing for summer, but you deserve to be just as comfortable throughout winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it operating well with routine furnace service. You rely on your furnace to keep you cozy 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 throughout the winter. If you’ve already scheduled your routine furnace service this year, here are some additional things you can do to ensure your home stays cozy: Have an energy audit — quite a few energy companies will complete an energy audit on your home to help you pinpoint areas that can improve. It’s amazing how many areas let hot or cold air leak out of your home. Weatherstripping — a lot 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? 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 let 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 warm and cozy. Or, give the experts at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc a call at 217-210-2662 and we can help with that and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t done so yet. You can also make an appointment with us online.