Maintaining your home warm during the Chatsworth winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be reached effortlessly and without fretting about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace within your home and cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can seep from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we catch at True Temp Heating & Air Inc:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation may be. Older insulation can deteriorate more rapidly and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it should. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can indicate if you need more insulation and keep away from potential future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always apparent 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 quick fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not run as hard and lowering 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 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 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 using up heat, there is a good chance that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at True Temp Heating & Air Inc are here to provide 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 arrange your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 706-695-7492.