Keeping your home warm during the Muldrow winters is critical 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 achieved easily and without worrying about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in your home and economize on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can seep from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we catch at Air Service Co.:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation might be. Older insulation can decline more rapidly and cause those leaks 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 demonstrate if you need more insulation and keep away from possible future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always obvious 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 simple fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not work as hard and lowering the probability of needing furnace repair.
- Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a fascinating mix. The hot air drops some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes during the evening hours and releasing drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss.
While these might not be the only explanations as to why your home is using up heat, there is a good chance that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Air Service Co. are here to supply you with more tricks 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 routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 918-212-8943.