Keeping your home warm during the Oxford winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be achieved with no trouble and without fretting about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace within your home and economize on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we usually see at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be. Older insulation can deteriorate quicker and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it has to. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can indicate if you need more insulation and avoid possible future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always obvious to the naked eye or great enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t present. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not run as hard and decreasing the probability of needing furnace repair.
- Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are an interesting mix. The hot air loses some of its heat when it reaches 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 luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease this heat loss.
While these might not be the only causes of why your home is using up heat, there is a good chance that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc are here to offer you with more tips to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the winter. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to arrange your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 662-281-1231.