Having your home warm through the Huffman winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be attained easily and without worrying about cold drafts. With regularly 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 worth it 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 hear about at Air Houston Mechanical LLC:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation may be. Older insulation can fade quicker and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it should. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and keep away from possible future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always noticeable 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 quick fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – making your furnace to not run as hard and reducing 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 touches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing 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 explanations as to why your home is using up heat, there is a good probability that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Air Houston Mechanical LLC are here to offer 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 set up your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 832-777-1521.