Having your home warm through the Excelsior Springs winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be reached effortlessly and without concern about cold drafts. With routinely scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace within your home and cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s important to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we catch at Colvin's Heating and Cooling:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation might be. Older insulation can deteriorate more rapidly and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it should. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can tell you if you need more insulation and avoid possible future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always obvious 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 quick fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not drive as hard and decreasing 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 wastes some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and pulling back 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 chance that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Colvin's Heating and Cooling are here to offer you with more tips to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter-long. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to arrange your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 816-379-3918.