Having your home warm during the Fort Lauderdale winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be reached effortlessly and without worrying about cold drafts. With routinely 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 valuable to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can seep from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we hear about at Solar Air Inc. :
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be. Older insulation can fade more rapidly and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it needs to. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can tell you 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 present. Weatherstripping can be an quick fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not work as hard and lowering 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 reaches a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes during the evening hours and releasing drapes during bright, 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 losing heat, there is a good chance that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Solar Air Inc. are here to offer you with more tricks to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter-long. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to arrange your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 954-320-7398.