When temps drop in Troy, the last thing you want to have to think about is sustaining a comfortable home. In an ideal world, it would be mindless and you'd be relaxing on the couch taking in the toasty warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's taking place outside. Of course it may not be that easy, and there are a few things that could be happening in your home that could end up with you scheduling furnace repair or trying to determine why your bill is so high.
There are a host of causes for a surge in your energy expenses, but these are three of the more common ones we usually hear about at Edington Heating & Cooling Inc.
- Heat is leaking out through the glass of your windows - when hot air touches the cold glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help reduce the effect that the glass has on your cozy home, be certain that you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows that get light during the day.
- Lack of attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it has an insufficient amount of insulation. Of course this means you might be losing heat through your attic, which as a result makes your furnace work harder, and might eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily look to see if you have plenty of insulation by looking in your attic to see if the insulation is below or even with the joists. If it is, you probably need more insulation.
- Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more noticeable and visible to the naked eye or substantial enough to feel drafts coming in, but sometimes that may not be what's happening. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to determine whether you need to add weather stripping to take care of those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps can make your furnace work harder, potentially boosting the chance that you'll need furnace repair.
We hope these three tips can help you discover any problem-spaces in your home that could be inhibiting the comfort of your home. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace repair or other ways to reduce heat-loss, give us a ring at 937-558-9478.