Keeping your home warm during the Norco and St. Charles Parish winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be achieved with no trouble and without fretting about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside your home and cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we hear about at Mayeuxs AC & Heating:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation might be. Older insulation can deteriorate 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 properly can indicate if you need more insulation and avoid possible future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – gaps 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 easy fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – making your furnace to not work as hard and decreasing the odds of needing furnace repair.
- Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a curious mix. The hot air drops some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes in the course of 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 explanations as to why your home is using up heat, there is a good possibility that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Mayeuxs AC & Heating are here to provide you with more advice to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter-long. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to set up your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at (985) 764-2426.