Maintaining your home warm throughout the Tomball winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be attained with no trouble 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 save money 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 seep from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we hear about at Premium Air Services LLC:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation could be. Older insulation can decline faster and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it has to. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and keep away from possible future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always noticeable to the naked eye or big enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t around. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not drive as hard and reducing 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 loses some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes during 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 chance that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Premium Air Services LLC are here to offer you with more advice 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 713-364-9957.