Having your home warm throughout the Derby winters is vital 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 reached effortlessly and without fretting about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside your home and cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it to know 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 hear about at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation may 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 needs to. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and keep away from potential future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – gaps 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 around. Weatherstripping can be an quick fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not run as hard and lowering the probability of needing furnace repair.
- Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a fascinating mix. The hot air wastes some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes in the course of the evening hours and opening drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss.
While these might not be the only causes of why your home is using up heat, there is a good possibility that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Giordanos Heating and Air Conditioning are here to provide you with more tips to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter-long. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to arrange your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 203-772-8319.