How to keep your Wisconsin Rapids home comfortable this winter11/24/2015 The chillier temperatures in Wisconsin Rapids will be here for a while. You may be thinking about summer, but you are able to be just as comfortable throughout winter. Your furnace makes this possible, so keep it running well with routine furnace service. You rely 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 comfortable throughout the winter. If you’ve already had your annual furnace service this year, we’ve pulled together some additional things you can do to make sure your home stays cozy: Have an energy audit — a lot of energy companies will complete an energy audit on your home to help you identify areas that can improve. It’s amazing how many areas let hot or cold air escape. Weatherstripping — a lot of cold air flows into your home when doors are open. 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 gaping or damaged. This easy fix could block a lot of cold air from finding its way inside your home. Recessed lighting — recessed lighting is often makes home heating a bigger challenge. They may allow a lot of warm air to escape through your ceiling. You can repair this problem with a little caulk or aluminum tape. These tips are a good starting point, but you can find many more tips to help keep your home warm and cozy. Or, give the experts at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc a call at 715-421-5555 for more ideas and schedule your annual furnace service if you haven’t already. You can also make an appointment with us online.