Having your home warm during the Marshfield winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be attained with no trouble 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 be able to identify all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can seep from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we catch at House of Heating Incorporated:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation might be. Older insulation can decline faster and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it needs to. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can tell you if you need more insulation and dodge impending 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 simple fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not drive as hard and lowering 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 wastes some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes during the evening hours and releasing drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss.
While these might not be the only explanations as to 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 experts at House of Heating Incorporated are here to provide you with more tips 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 715-384-3163.