Having your home warm through the Belton winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be attained effortlessly and without concern about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace within your home and cut back 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 more common forms we catch at Bell Air Conditioning Inc.:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation might be. Older insulation can deteriorate faster and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it should. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can indicate if you need more insulation and dodge possible future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always obvious 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 adding attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not run 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 loses some of its heat when it reaches 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 releasing 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 using up heat, there is a good probability that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Bell Air Conditioning Inc. are here to offer 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 arrange your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 254-307-9572.