Keeping your home warm through the Grand Prairie winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be achieved effortlessly and without worrying about cold drafts. With annually 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 Bon Air Service Company:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation could be. Older insulation can fade more rapidly and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it needs to. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can tell you if you need more insulation and dodge possible future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – gaps 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 there. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – making your furnace to not work 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 loses some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes through the evening hours and pulling back drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease this heat loss.
While these might not be the only reasons why your home is wasting heat, there is a good chance that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Bon Air Service Company are here to provide you with more tricks 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 972-332-1028.