Maintaining your home warm through the Central Point winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be achieved 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 worth it 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 usual forms we catch at Titan Heating & Air Conditioning:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation might be. Older insulation can deteriorate quicker and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it should. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can demonstrate if you need more insulation and avoid potential future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – breaks 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 easy fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – making your furnace to not run as hard and lowering the odds of needing furnace repair.
- Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a fascinating mix. The hot air drops some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes during the evening hours and pulling back 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 using up heat, there is a good probability that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Titan Heating & Air Conditioning are here to offer you with more tricks to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the winter. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to arrange your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 541-286-6617.