Keeping your home warm through the Paso Robles winters is critical 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 attained effortlessly and without concern about cold drafts. With regularly 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 seep from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we hear about at Paso Robles Heating and Air:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation could be. Older insulation can deteriorate quicker and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it has to. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can indicate if you need more insulation and dodge impending future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – gaps 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 simple fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not drive as hard and reducing the probability of needing furnace repair.
- Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a curious mix. The hot air wastes some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and opening drapes during bright, 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 chance that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Paso Robles Heating and Air are here to provide you with more tricks to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the colder season. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to arrange your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 805-203-8667.