Having your home warm during the Arlington winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be reached effortlessly 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 valuable to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we usually see at Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation might be. Older insulation can deteriorate quicker and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it has to. Checking 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 – breaks or holes aren’t always obvious to the naked eye or great 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 increasing 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 fascinating mix. The hot air wastes some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes during the evening hours and pulling back drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss.
While these might not be the only reasons why your home is wasting heat, there is a good probability that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Service Max Heating & Air Conditioning are here to supply you with more tricks to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter-long. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to set up your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 360-255-5857.