Having your home warm during the Safford winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be reached easily and without fretting 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 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 more common forms we hear about at B&D Air Conditioning:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation might be. Older insulation can fade faster and cause those seepages 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 properly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and dodge impending future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – breaks 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 easy 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 an interesting mix. The hot air wastes some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes during the evening hours and pulling back drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss.
While these might not be the only causes of why your home is losing heat, there is a good probability that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at B&D Air Conditioning are here to supply 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 schedule your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 928-432-6018.