When the temperature drops in Wyandotte, the last thing you want to have to worry about is keeping 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 few things that could be happening in your home that could end up with you arranging furnace repair or trying to determine why your bill is so high.
There are a host of causes for an uptick in your energy expenses, but these are three of the more common ones we normally hear about at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning.
- Heat is getting out through the glass of your windows - when hot air comes in to contact with cold glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help lessen the effect that the glass has on your comfy 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.
- Lack of attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it lacks insulation. Of course this means you could 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 plenty of insulation by looking in your attic to see if the insulation is below or even with the joists. If it is, you probably need more insulation.
- Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more apparent and visible to the naked eye or large 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 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 can make your furnace work harder, potentially boosting the chance that you'll need furnace repair.
We hope these few tips can help you identify 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 call at 734-363-8907.