Having your home warm during the Rochester winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be achieved easily and without fretting about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace within your home and save money on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we catch at Brogan Heating & AC Inc:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation may be. Older insulation can deteriorate faster and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it should. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can tell you if you need more insulation and keep away from potential future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – openings 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 increasing attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not run as hard and reducing the chances 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 conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes through the evening hours and opening drapes during bright, daylight hours in the winter can help lessen this heat loss.
While these might not be the only reasons why your home is losing heat, there is a good probability that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Brogan Heating & AC Inc are here to supply 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 507-218-0088.