Having your home warm throughout the Manassas winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be attained with no trouble and without worrying about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in your home and cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it 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 Woody's Sudden Service Inc:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation might be.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. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can indicate if you need more insulation and dodge impending future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always apparent 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 adding attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not work as hard and reducing the probability of needing furnace repair.
- Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a curious mix. The hot air wastes some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes during 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 causes of why your home is using up heat, there is a good possibility that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Woody's Sudden Service Inc are here to supply 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 arrange your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 703-278-2036.