Maintaining your home warm through the Magnolia winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be attained effortlessly 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 cut back 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 catch at JTech Mechanical:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be. Older insulation can fade more rapidly and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it needs to. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can indicate if you need more insulation and avoid impending future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or big enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t around. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – making your furnace to not run as hard and reducing the chances of needing furnace repair.
- Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a curious mix. The hot air drops some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and pulling back 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 probability that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at JTech Mechanical are here to offer you with more tricks 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 281-231-8768.