Maintaining your home warm throughout the West Valley City winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be achieved easily 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 save money on your monthly energy bills. It’s important to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we usually see at Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation may be. Older insulation can decline quicker and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it has to. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can tell you if you need more insulation and keep away from potential future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always noticeable 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 quick fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – making your furnace to not work 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 extends to a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes in the course of the evening hours and pulling back drapes during bright, daylight hours in the winter can help lessen this heat loss.
While these might not be the only reasons why your home is using up heat, there is a good probability that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Select Comfort Systems Heating & Air Conditioning are here to provide you with more advice to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the colder season. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to set up your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 801-305-4777.