Keeping your home warm through the Los Angeles winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be achieved effortlessly and without worrying about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in your home and economize on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable to know 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 AZ Air Conditioning and Heating:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be. Older insulation can fade quicker and cause those seepages 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 accurately can indicate if you need more insulation and avoid potential 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 present. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not drive as hard and lowering 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 touches a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and opening drapes during bright, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss.
While these might not be the only reasons why your home is losing heat, there is a good probability that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at AZ Air Conditioning and Heating are here to supply you with more advice to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the colder season. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to set up your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 800-296-5088.