Having your home warm throughout the Huntingburg winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be reached easily and without concern about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace within your home and save money on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable to be able to identify all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we hear about at Dearing's Service & Solutions:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation could be. Older insulation can decline quicker and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it has to. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can indicate if you need more insulation and avoid potential future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – openings 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 simple fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – making your furnace to not work as hard and decreasing 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 loses some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes during the evening hours and releasing drapes during bright, 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 chance that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Dearing's Service & Solutions are here to supply 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 812-200-5844.