Maintaining your home warm through the Jefferson City winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be attained with no trouble and without fretting about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in your home and save money 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 usual forms we hear about at Stieferman Heating Company Inc:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation may be. Older insulation can deteriorate quicker and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it has to. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can indicate if you need more insulation and dodge possible future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – gaps 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 present. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not drive as hard and reducing the probability of needing furnace repair.
- Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a curious mix. The hot air wastes some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes during the evening hours and pulling back 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 using up heat, there is a good chance that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Stieferman Heating Company Inc are here to provide 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 schedule your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 573-635-3547.