Keeping your home warm throughout the Williamsport winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be reached easily 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 cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable to be able to identify all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we hear about at George Home Services:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation could be. Older insulation can decline quicker and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it should. Checking 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 – openings or holes aren’t always obvious 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 adding attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not run as hard and lowering 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 wastes some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and exudes 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 explanations as to why your home is wasting heat, there is a good chance that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at George Home Services are here to supply 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 schedule your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 570-244-2510.