Maintaining your home warm through the Genoa winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be reached easily and without fretting about cold drafts. With annually 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 important 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 catch at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation could be. Older insulation can fade faster and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it needs to. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can tell you if you need more insulation and keep away from impending future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or large enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t there. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not work as hard and lowering the odds of needing furnace repair.
- Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are an interesting mix. The hot air drops some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes during 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 losing heat, there is a good probability that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Assured Appliance and Heating & Air are here to provide 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 arrange your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 847-306-8990.