Having your home warm through the Muskogee winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be attained with no trouble 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 economize on your monthly energy bills. It’s important to be able to identify all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we usually see at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc.:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation could be. Older insulation can decline more rapidly and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it should. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can tell you if you need more insulation and avoid impending future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – openings 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 present. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – allowing 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 conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes during the evening hours and opening drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help lessen this heat loss.
While these might not be the only reasons why your home is losing heat, there is a good probability that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. are here to provide you with more tips to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter-long. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to schedule your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 918-682-8238.