Maintaining your home warm through the Kingsville winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be reached effortlessly and without concern 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 valuable to be able to identify all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we usually see at Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be. Older insulation can decline more rapidly and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it should. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can demonstrate if you need more insulation and keep away from impending future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – gaps 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 there. Weatherstripping can be an quick fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not work as hard and decreasing the chances of needing furnace repair.
- Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are an interesting mix. The hot air drops some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes in the course of the evening hours and opening drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce 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 situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Four Seasons Air Conditioning and Heating LLC are here to offer 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 361-214-1203.