Having your home warm during the Bartlesville winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be attained easily 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 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 normal forms we hear about at Farris Heating & Air:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation might be. Older insulation can deteriorate quicker 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 keep away from potential future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – openings 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 there. Weatherstripping can be an quick fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not work as hard and lowering the chances 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 touches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and releasing drapes during bright, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss.
While these might not be the only causes of why your home is losing heat, there is a good probability that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Farris Heating & Air are here to offer you with more tricks to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter-long. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to schedule your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 918-534-8194.