When it gets cold in Litchfield Park, the last thing you want to have to think about is maintaining a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, it would be mindless and you'd be hanging out on the couch taking in the comfy warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's taking place outside. Of course it may not be that straightforward, and there are a few things that could be happening in your home that could end up with you scheduling furnace repair or trying to figure out why your bill is so high.
There are a variety of causes for an uptick in your energy bill, but these are three of the more common ones we usually hear about at Cooler Tymes LLC.
- Heat is getting 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 decrease the effect that the glass has on your cozy home, be sure 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 lacks insulation. Of course this means you might be losing heat through your attic, which then 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 obvious and visible to the naked eye or big enough to feel drafts sneaking in, but sometimes that may not be the situation. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to determine whether you need to add weather stripping to seal those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps may make your furnace work harder, potentially upping the chance that you'll need furnace repair.
We hope these couple tips can help you uncover 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 combat heat-loss, give us a ring at 623-208-6444.