Keeping your home warm during the Phoenix winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be achieved effortlessly 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 usual forms we usually see at Integrity AC & Heating LLC:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation might be. Older insulation can decline more rapidly and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it has to. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can tell you if you need more insulation and avoid possible 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 easy fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not drive as hard and reducing 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 gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes during the evening hours and opening drapes during bright, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease this heat loss.
While these might not be the only explanations as to 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 experts at Integrity AC & Heating LLC are here to offer you with more tricks 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 regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 602-971-0567.