Keeping your home warm during the Carson City winters is crucial 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 attained with no trouble 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 save money on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable 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 catch at Anderson Heating & A/C:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation may be. Older insulation can fade 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 correctly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and dodge impending future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or great enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t around. Weatherstripping can be an quick fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not run as hard and decreasing the odds of needing furnace repair.
- Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a curious mix. The hot air drops some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes during 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 reasons why your home is wasting heat, there is a good probability that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Anderson Heating & A/C are here to provide you with more advice 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 775-230-7628.