Having your home warm throughout the Bishop winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be reached easily and without worrying about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in your home and cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s important to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we usually see at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation could be. Older insulation can decline more rapidly and cause those leaks 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 correctly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and avoid possible 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 present. 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 decreasing the chances 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 touches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes during the evening hours and opening drapes during luminous, 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 situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning are here to offer 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 760-784-9034.