Keeping your home warm during the Boynton Beach winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be achieved effortlessly and without fretting 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 worth it to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we catch at A2Z Air Inc:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation may be. Older insulation can fade quicker and cause those seepages 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 accurately can demonstrate if you need more insulation and keep away from potential future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or great 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 – allowing 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 extends to a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes through the evening hours and pulling back drapes during bright, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss.
While these might not be the only reasons why your home is wasting heat, there is a good possibility that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at A2Z Air Inc are here to supply you with more tricks to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the colder season. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to arrange your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 561-270-6228.