Having your home warm during the Greensburg winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be achieved with no trouble and without fretting about cold drafts. With regularly 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 seep from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we usually see at Wallpe Heating & Cooling:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation may be. Older insulation can deteriorate faster and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it needs to. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can tell you if you need more insulation and dodge possible future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always obvious 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 enhancing attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not drive as hard and decreasing the chances 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 touches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and opening drapes during bright, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss.
While these might not be the only reasons why your home is wasting heat, there is a good possibility that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Wallpe Heating & Cooling are here to provide you with more tricks 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 812-663-7252.