Keeping your home warm during the Hasbrouck Heights winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be reached with no trouble and without worrying about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace within 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 leak from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we hear about at ACE Solutions:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation could be. Older insulation can decline quicker and cause those leaks 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 properly can tell you if you need more insulation and keep away from impending 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 around. Weatherstripping can be an quick fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not drive 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 fascinating mix. The hot air drops some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes during the evening hours and pulling back drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease this heat loss.
While these might not be the only reasons why your home is wasting heat, there is a good chance that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at ACE Solutions are here to provide you with more advice to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the winter. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to arrange your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 201-579-2562.