Having your home warm throughout the Katy winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be attained easily and without worrying about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside your home and save money on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we hear about at Goode Bros AC & Heating:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be. Older insulation can fade faster and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it should. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly 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 obvious to the naked eye or big enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t there. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – making your furnace to not drive as hard and decreasing the probability of needing furnace repair.
- Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a curious mix. The hot air drops some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes through the evening hours and releasing drapes during luminous, 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 possibility that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Goode Bros AC & Heating are here to provide you with more advice to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the colder season. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to arrange your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at (833)-466-3322.