Having your home warm throughout the Pflugerville winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be achieved easily and without worrying about cold drafts. With routinely scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace within your home and economize on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we catch at Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation might be. Older insulation can decline faster and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it needs to. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can indicate if you need more insulation and keep away from possible future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always obvious to the naked eye or large enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t around. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – making your furnace to not run as hard and lowering 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 gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes in the course of the evening hours and opening drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease this heat loss.
While these might not be the only causes of why your home is losing heat, there is a good possibility that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Evenaire Heating & Air Conditioning are here to supply you with more tricks to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the colder season. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to arrange your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 512-355-1482.