Keeping your home warm throughout the Middle Georgia winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be reached effortlessly 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 cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it 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 normal forms we usually see at Air Concepts of Middle Georgia:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation might be. Older insulation can deteriorate faster 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 correctly can tell you if you need more insulation and dodge impending future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – breaks 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 present. Weatherstripping can be an quick fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not run 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 drops some of its heat when it extends to 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 opening drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help lessen this heat loss.
While these might not be the only causes of why your home is losing heat, there is a good chance that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Air Concepts of Middle Georgia are here to offer 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 routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 478-200-5689.