Keeping your home warm through the Eastland winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be reached easily and without fretting 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 worth it to be able to identify all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we hear about at J & J Air Conditioning:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation might be. Older insulation can decline faster and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it should. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can indicate if you need more insulation and avoid impending future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always noticeable to the naked eye or large enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t around. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not run as hard and decreasing the chances of needing furnace repair.
- Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a fascinating mix. The hot air wastes 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 during the evening hours and pulling back drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help lessen this heat loss.
While these might not be the only explanations as to why your home is wasting heat, there is a good chance that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at J & J Air Conditioning are here to offer you with more tips 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 annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 254-355-3833.