Keeping your home warm through the Circleville winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be attained easily and without concern about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in your home and save money 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 more common forms we hear about at Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation could be. Older insulation can fade faster and cause those leaks 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 correctly 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 apparent 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 easy fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – making your furnace to not run as hard and reducing the probability of needing furnace repair.
- Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are an interesting mix. The hot air wastes some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes through the evening hours and opening 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 losing heat, there is a good chance that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling, Inc 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 740-474-5940.