Keeping your home warm through the Florissant 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 reached effortlessly and without fretting about cold drafts. With routinely scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside your home and save money 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 usual forms we hear about at B & B Heating & Cooling:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be. Older insulation can fade more rapidly and cause those leaks 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 tell you if you need more insulation and avoid possible future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – breaks 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 easy fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not drive as hard and reducing the chances of needing furnace repair.
- Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a curious mix. The hot air loses some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes through the evening hours and opening drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease 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 circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at B & B Heating & Cooling are here to provide 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 set up your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 314-325-7552.