Having your home warm throughout the Marshalltown winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be reached easily and without worrying about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in 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 usually see at B & G HVAC:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be. Older insulation can fade quicker and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it needs to. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and dodge possible future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or large enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t present. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – making your furnace to not run as hard and decreasing the probability of needing furnace repair.
- Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a fascinating mix. The hot air loses some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes during the evening hours and releasing drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help lessen this heat loss.
While these might not be the only causes of why your home is using up heat, there is a good possibility that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at B & G HVAC are here to provide you with more advice 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 routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 641-316-3360.