Keeping your home warm through the Cape Coral winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be attained with no trouble and without worrying 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 recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we hear about at Comfort Zone Inc:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be. Older insulation can decline faster and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it needs to. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can tell you if you need more insulation and keep away from potential future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always obvious to the naked eye or big enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t there. 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 lowering 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 wastes some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes through 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 wasting heat, there is a good probability that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Comfort Zone Inc 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 arrange your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 239-214-0411.