Keeping your home warm throughout the Chadron winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be achieved with no trouble and without fretting about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside 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 more common forms we hear about at MPC Heating & Cooling:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be. Older insulation can fade faster and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it needs to. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can tell you if you need more insulation and keep away from possible future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – openings 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 adding attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not run as hard and reducing the odds 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 sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss.
While these might not be the only causes of why your home is wasting heat, there is a good probability that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at MPC Heating & Cooling are here to provide you with more advice 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 308-832-4321.