Having your home warm throughout the Wharton winters is critical 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 achieved easily and without concern 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 know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we usually see at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be. Older insulation can decline faster and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it should. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can tell you if you need more insulation and keep away from possible future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or great enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t present. Weatherstripping can be an quick fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not run as hard and lowering the probability 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 reaches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes during the evening hours and pulling back drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help lessen this heat loss.
While these might not be the only reasons why your home is wasting heat, there is a good chance that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating are here to supply you with more tips to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter-long. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to arrange your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 979-323-6130.