Maintaining your home warm through the Lawrence winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are routes 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 in your home and economize on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we usually see at Scott Temperature:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation could be. Older insulation can fade faster and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it should. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can indicate if you need more insulation and dodge possible future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always noticeable 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 easy fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – making 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 an interesting mix. The hot air loses some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and pulling back drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help lessen this heat loss.
While these might not be the only explanations as to why your home is using up heat, there is a good chance that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Scott Temperature are here to provide you with more tips to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the colder season. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to set up your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 785-269-0465.