Maintaining your home warm during the York winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be achieved with no trouble and without fretting about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace within your home and cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable to know 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 Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation might be. Older insulation can decline faster and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it has to. Examining 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 adding attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not work as hard and reducing the odds of needing furnace repair.
- Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are an interesting mix. The hot air wastes some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes during the evening hours and pulling back drapes during bright, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease this heat loss.
While these might not be the only explanations as to why your home is losing heat, there is a good chance that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Strine's Heating & Air Conditioning are here to offer you with more advice to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter-long. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to set up your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 717-383-4479.