Keeping your home warm during the Georgetown winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be attained easily and without worrying about cold drafts. With annually 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 important to know 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 Miller Climate Control LLC:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation could be. Older insulation can decline quicker and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it has to. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can indicate if you need more insulation and keep away from impending future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always noticeable to the naked eye or big enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t present. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – making your furnace to not run 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 wastes some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes in the course of the evening hours and releasing drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help lessen this heat loss.
While these might not be the only reasons why your home is using up heat, there is a good chance that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Miller Climate Control LLC 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 schedule your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 512-937-2001.