Having your home warm through the Pacheco winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be attained easily 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 important to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can seep from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we hear about at Clean Air HVAC:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation might be. Older insulation can decline faster and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it should. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can tell you if you need more insulation and dodge possible future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always noticeable 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 increasing attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not drive as hard and reducing 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 loses 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 releasing drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease 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 scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Clean Air HVAC are here to offer you with more advice 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 925-233-6238.