Maintaining your home warm through the Omaha winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be attained easily and without concern about cold drafts. With routinely scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside your home and economize on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we usually see at The Frazier Company:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation could be. Older insulation can fade quicker and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it has to. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can indicate if you need more insulation and dodge potential future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always noticeable to the naked eye or large enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t present. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not drive as hard and reducing the chances 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 extends to a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting 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 reasons why your home is losing heat, there is a good possibility that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at The Frazier Company are here to supply you with more tips 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 annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 402-628-0206.