Having your home warm throughout the East Bernard winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be attained easily and without fretting about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside your home and economize on your monthly energy bills. It’s important to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we usually see at E.B. Air, LLC:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation may be. Older insulation can fade more rapidly and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it has to. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can demonstrate if you need more insulation and keep away from possible future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always noticeable to the naked eye or great enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t there. Weatherstripping can be an quick fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – making your furnace to not run as hard and lowering the odds of needing furnace repair.
- Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a curious mix. The hot air wastes some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and pulling back drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease this heat loss.
While these might not be the only explanations as to why your home is wasting heat, there is a good possibility that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at E.B. Air, LLC are here to supply you with more advice to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the winter. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to schedule your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 979-335-4262.