Having your home warm through the Laguna Niguel winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be reached effortlessly and without concern about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in your home and save money on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we usually see at Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating :
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation may be. Older insulation can deteriorate quicker and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it needs to. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can demonstrate if you need more insulation and keep away from impending future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always noticeable to the naked eye or great enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t there. Weatherstripping can be an quick fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not work as hard and decreasing the odds of needing furnace repair.
- Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a fascinating 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. Closing window drapes through the evening hours and pulling back 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 losing heat, there is a good possibility that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating are here to offer you with more tips to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter-long. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to set up your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 949-317-4175.