Having your home warm throughout the Grove City 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 reached effortlessly and without fretting about cold drafts. With routinely 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 leak from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we usually see at Air Quality Solutions:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation may be. Older insulation can fade faster 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 correctly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and dodge impending future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or large 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 increasing attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not work as hard and lowering the odds of needing furnace repair.
- Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a fascinating mix. The hot air loses some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes through the evening hours and opening 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 experts at Air Quality Solutions 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 schedule your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 614-871-4144.