Maintaining your home warm throughout the Reeds Spring winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be achieved easily and without concern 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 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 usual forms we hear about at All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc:
Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation could be. Older insulation can fade more rapidly and cause those seepages 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 correctly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and dodge impending future furnace repair.
Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always obvious to the naked eye or big 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 adding attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not drive as hard and reducing the odds of needing furnace repair.
Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a fascinating mix. The hot air loses some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes during the evening hours and pulling back drapes during bright, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease this heat loss.
While these might not be the only reasons why your home is losing heat, there is a good probability that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc are here to provide you with more tricks to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the winter. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to arrange your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 417-739-4606 or arrange an appointment with us online.