Having your home warm during the Laurel 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 achieved easily and without fretting about cold drafts. With routinely 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 important 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 H&C Heating and Cooling:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be. Older insulation can deteriorate more rapidly and cause those leaks 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 correctly can indicate if you need more insulation and keep away from impending future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always obvious to the naked eye or big enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t around. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not work as hard and lowering the probability of needing furnace repair.
- Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a curious mix. The hot air loses some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and pulling back drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease this heat loss.
While these might not be the only causes of why your home is losing heat, there is a good possibility that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at H&C Heating and Cooling are here to offer 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 annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 301-960-3247.