Keeping your home warm throughout the Reinholds winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be attained with no trouble and without fretting about cold drafts. With annually 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 recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we catch at County Line Mechanical LLC:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation might be. Older insulation can fade more rapidly and cause those leaks 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 demonstrate if you need more insulation and avoid impending future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – openings 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 present. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not drive as hard and decreasing the odds of needing furnace repair.
- Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a fascinating mix. The hot air drops some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes through the evening hours and pulling back drapes during bright, daylight hours in the winter can help lessen this heat loss.
While these might not be the only explanations as to why your home is losing heat, there is a good chance that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at County Line Mechanical LLC are here to provide you with more advice to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the winter. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to schedule your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 717-216-0846.