Maintaining your home warm throughout the Rapid City winters is vital 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 effortlessly and without worrying about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside 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 seep from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we usually see at Precision Mechanical:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation might be. Older insulation can deteriorate faster and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it needs to. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and dodge impending future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or great enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t present. Weatherstripping can be an quick fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – allowing 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 a curious mix. The hot air wastes some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes through the evening hours and releasing drapes during sunny, 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 possibility that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Precision Mechanical are here to offer 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 schedule your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 605-206-2564.