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Illinois winters are brutal, but you can stay warm and be comfortable indoors without turning up the thermostat. Here are some tips to help you feel toasty on sub-zero Glenview nights:

Wear Snuggle Clothes

Don your thickest, fuzziest and longest wool sweater, preferably one with a hood, and pair it with your warmest fleece-lined sweatpants. It’s not exactly a fashion look, but it will keep you comfy when you curl up with your iPad and a latte.

Bake Some Cookies

There’s nothing like a double batch of chocolate-chip cookies to fend off the winter chill. Turn on the oven for preheating and start mixing the ingredients; before you know it, the kitchen temperature will be 85 degrees and everything will smell like chocolate.

Break out the Space Heater

Why heat the whole house to warm just one room? Put that old space heater to work instead. A small model that’s placed close by can keep you feeling snug, even when the rest of the house feels as cold as Siberia.

Build a Fire

If you have a fireplace, use it. A crackling fire on a freezing winter night is a great way to beat the polar vortex and enjoy quality time with family.

Upgrade to a High-Efficiency Furnace

If you have an older furnace that will only keep you comfortable if you’re willing to pay a king’s ransom in heating costs, it may be time for furnace replacement. Carrier’s Infinity® 98 furnace with Greenspeed™ intelligence is the most advanced Carrier® system ever made. It has an AFUE of up to 98.5, and with adaptable-speed technology, it delivers only enough heat to precisely maintain the thermostat setting. The result? A comfortable house and significantly lower heating costs.

To learn how the latest furnace technologies can keep Glenview, IL, heating bills manageable all winter long, visit Assurance Heating & Air Conditioning or call (847) 388-0316.

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