Having your home warm during the Sandpoint winters is vital 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 reached with no trouble and without concern about cold drafts. With routinely scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in your home and cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can seep from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we hear about at Age Heating & Cooling:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation could be. Older insulation can fade faster and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it needs to. Inspecting 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 – gaps or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or big enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t around. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not work as hard and decreasing 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 wastes some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes through 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 reasons why your home is wasting heat, there is a good possibility that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Age Heating & Cooling 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 208-578-4258.