Keeping your home warm through the Rapid City winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be attained with no trouble and without fretting about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in your home and cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we usually see at Street Heating and Cooling:
- Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation could be. Older insulation can deteriorate quicker and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it has to. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can tell you if you need more insulation and keep away from possible future furnace repair.
- Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always noticeable to the naked eye or big enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t present. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not drive as hard and decreasing the odds of needing furnace repair.
- Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are an interesting mix. The hot air loses some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and releasing drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss.
While these might not be the only reasons why your home is wasting heat, there is a good probability that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Street Heating and Cooling 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 605-206-3915.