Keeping your home warm throughout the Booneville 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 fretting about cold drafts. With annually 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 recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we catch at Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation might be. Older insulation can fade more rapidly and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it has to. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can indicate if you need more insulation and dodge impending future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always noticeable 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 easy fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not run 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. Closing window drapes through the evening hours and opening drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease this heat loss.
While these might not be the only reasons why your home is using up heat, there is a good chance that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC are here to supply 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 662-269-8716.