Maintaining your home warm through the Bend winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be achieved with no trouble and without concern about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in your home and economize on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we hear about at Tri County Climate Control LLC:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation may be. Older insulation can deteriorate more rapidly and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it needs to. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can demonstrate if you need more insulation and avoid impending future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – breaks 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 around. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – making 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 an interesting mix. The hot air drops some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes through 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 explanations as to why your home is wasting heat, there is a good possibility that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Tri County Climate Control LLC are here to offer you with more tips 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 regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 541-238-2797.