When the temperature drops in Savage, the last thing you want to have to be worried about is keeping a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, it would be mindless and you'd be relaxing on the couch enjoying the cozy warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's happening outside. Of course it may not be that straightforward, and there are a handful of things that could be taking place in your home that could end up with you setting up furnace repair or trying to figure out why your bill is so high.
There are a variety of causes for a surge in your energy expenses, but these are three of the more common ones we normally hear about at Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning.
- Heat is going 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 receiving light during the day.
- Lack of attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it has an insufficient amount of insulation. Of course this means you could be losing heat through your attic, which in-turn makes your furnace work harder, and might eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily check 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 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 coming in, but sometimes that may not be the case. 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 may make your furnace work harder, potentially upping the chance that you'll need furnace repair.
We hope these couple 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 ring at 952-373-0377.