Maintaining your home warm throughout the Hattiesburg winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be attained effortlessly and without worrying about cold drafts. With routinely 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 valuable to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can seep from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we catch at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation could be. Older insulation can fade faster and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it needs to. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and avoid impending future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or large 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 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 a curious 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 in the course of the evening hours and pulling back drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss.
While these might not be the only causes of why your home is losing heat, there is a good possibility that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Oak Grove Heating & Air Conditioning are here to supply you with more tricks to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the winter. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to schedule your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 601-292-9763.