When the temperature drops in Branchville, the last thing you want to have to think about is keeping a comfortable home. Ideally, it would be mindless and you'd be lounging around on the couch taking in the toasty warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's going on outside. Of course it may not be that simple, and there are a couple things that could be occurring in your home that could end up with you setting up furnace repair or trying to decipher why your bill is so high.
There are a number of causes for an increase in your energy expenses, but these are three of the more common ones we normally hear about at Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc..
- Heat is going out through the glass of your windows - when hot air contacts the cold glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help lessen the effect that the glass has on your cozy home, be certain that you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows that get 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 may be losing heat through your attic, which in-turn makes your furnace work harder, and could eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily look to 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 likely need more insulation.
- Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more noticeable and visible to the naked eye or substantial enough to feel drafts coming in, but sometimes that may not be the situation. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to decide whether you need to add weather stripping to close up those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps can make your furnace run more, potentially upping the chance that you'll need furnace repair.
We hope these few tips can help you discover any problem-spaces in your home that could be diminishing the comfort of your home. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace repair or other ways to lower your heat-loss, give us a ring at 862-345-6896.