Having your home warm throughout the Hamilton winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be attained effortlessly and without fretting about cold drafts. With annually 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 know 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 hear about at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation might be. Older insulation can fade faster and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it needs to. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and avoid impending future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – breaks 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 there. Weatherstripping can be an quick fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not work as hard and lowering the odds 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 exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes through the evening hours and pulling back drapes during luminous, 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 losing heat, there is a good chance that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC are here to supply you with more advice to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter-long. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to schedule your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 513-268-5164.