Maintaining your home warm throughout the Franklin winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be reached effortlessly and without concern about cold drafts. With routinely scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in your home and cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we usually see at Winters Heating and Cooling:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation might be. Older insulation can fade more rapidly and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it needs to. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can indicate if you need more insulation and keep away from potential future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or great enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t around. Weatherstripping can be an quick fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not drive 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 fascinating mix. The hot air drops some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes through 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 causes of why your home is using up heat, there is a good probability that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Winters Heating and Cooling are here to offer 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 arrange your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 317-406-5783.