Having your home warm through the Tuscaloosa winters is critical 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 reached easily and without worrying about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside your home and economize on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it 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 usual forms we usually see at KDM Service Corporation:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be.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 has to. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can indicate if you need more insulation and avoid potential future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – breaks 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 quick fix and can do the same thing as adding 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 curious mix. The hot air drops some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes during the evening hours and opening drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss.
While these might not be the only causes of 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 professionals at KDM Service Corporation 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 regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 205-208-8090.