Maintaining your home warm throughout the Mobile winters is vital 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 reached easily and without concern 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 valuable to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we catch at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation could be. Older insulation can fade faster and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it should. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can indicate if you need more insulation and avoid possible future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – breaks 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 present. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – making your furnace to not work as hard and lowering 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 loses some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes through the evening hours and opening drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss.
While these might not be the only explanations as to why your home is losing heat, there is a good possibility that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Farnell Heating & Air Conditioning Inc are here to offer 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 set up your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 251-471-2674.