When temps drop in Norton, the last thing you want to have to be worried about is sustaining a comfortable home. In an ideal world, it would be mindless and you'd be hanging out on the couch enjoying the comfy warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's going on outside. Of course it may not be that easy, and there are a handful of things that could be taking place in your home that could end up with you arranging furnace repair or trying to figure out why your bill is so high.
There are a host of causes for an increase in your energy costs, but these are three of the more common ones we typically hear about at HCE Systems Inc.
- Heat is going out through the glass of your windows - when hot air touches the cold glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help decrease the effect that the glass has on your cozy home, make sure you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows receiving light during the day.
- Not enough attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it has an insufficient amount of insulation. Of course this means you might be losing heat through your attic, which then makes your furnace work harder, and might eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily take a look and see if you have the right amount of insulation by looking in your attic to see if the insulation is below or even with the joists. If it is, you may need more insulation.
- Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more obvious and visible to the naked eye or large enough to feel drafts coming in, but sometimes that may not be what's happening. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to determine whether you need to add weather stripping to take care of those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps could make your furnace work harder, potentially boosting the chance that you'll need furnace repair.
We hope these couple tips can help you identify any problem-spaces in your home that could be inhibiting the comfort of your home. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace repair or other ways to combat heat-loss, give us a ring at 276-302-0076.