Maintaining your home warm through the the Rio Grande Valley winters is vital 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 recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can seep from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we usually see at Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C.:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation might be. Older insulation can decline faster and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it has to. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can tell you if you need more insulation and dodge potential future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – breaks 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 there. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not work 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 drops some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes in the course of the evening hours and releasing drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease this heat loss.
While these might not be the only causes of why your home is using up heat, there is a good chance that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. are here to provide you with more tricks to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter-long. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to arrange your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 956-381-1162.