Keeping your home warm throughout the Manassas winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be achieved with no trouble and without worrying about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in 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 escape from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we usually see at Air-Right Energy Design, Inc.:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation could be. Older insulation can fade faster and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it needs to. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can tell you if you need more insulation and keep away from impending 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 there. 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 decreasing the probability of needing furnace repair.
- Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a curious mix. The hot air loses some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes through the evening hours and releasing drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help lessen this heat loss.
While these might not be the only explanations as to why your home is using up heat, there is a good possibility that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Air-Right Energy Design, Inc. are here to provide 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 annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 703-260-1148.