Maintaining your home warm during the Phoenix 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 reached 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 valuable to know 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 Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation could be. Older insulation can decline more rapidly and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it needs to. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and avoid possible future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or large enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t around. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – preparing 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 wastes some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing 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 reasons why your home is wasting heat, there is a good probability that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc are here to supply you with more advice to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the winter. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to schedule your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 602-832-7808.