Keeping your home warm through the Northglenn winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are routes 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 within 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 leak from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we catch at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation might be. Older insulation can decline quicker and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it needs to. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can indicate if you need more insulation and dodge possible future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or big enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t present. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – making your furnace to not run 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 reaches a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes through the evening hours and opening drapes during bright, daylight hours in the winter can help lessen this heat loss.
While these might not be the only causes of 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 pros at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. 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 routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 303-452-4146.