When temps drop in Paxinos, the last thing you want to have to think about is keeping a comfortable home. In an ideal world, it would be mindless and you'd be relaxing on the couch taking in the comfy 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 taking place 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 host of causes for an uptick in your energy bill, but these are three of the more common ones we normally hear about at LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc..
- Heat is leaking out through the glass of your windows - when hot air touches 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 sure you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows getting light during the day.
- Insufficient 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 may eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily check 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 probably need more insulation.
- Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more noticeable and visible to the naked eye or big enough to feel drafts leaking in, but sometimes that may not be what's happening. 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 could 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 reduce heat-loss, give us a shout at 570-648-0748.