Keeping your home warm throughout the Kirkfield Heating winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be achieved effortlessly and without fretting about cold drafts. With annually 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 important to recognize 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 Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be. Older insulation can decline quicker and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it has to. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and keep away from possible future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always noticeable to the naked eye or great 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 enhancing attic insulation – making your furnace to not run as hard and reducing the chances 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 extends to a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes during the evening hours and pulling back drapes during bright, 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 using up heat, there is a good possibility that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Kirkfield Heating & Air Conditioning are here to supply 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 204-272-8128.