Having your home warm through the Holdrege winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be attained effortlessly and without concern about cold drafts. With routinely scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside your home and economize on your monthly energy bills. It’s important to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we catch at Durable Service :
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation could be. Older insulation can decline faster and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it should. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and dodge potential future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always noticeable to the naked eye or great enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t around. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – allowing 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 curious 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. Sealing window drapes during the evening hours and releasing drapes during bright, 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 losing heat, there is a good probability that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Durable Service 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 set up your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 308-995-8177.