When the temperature drops in Siloam Springs, the last thing you want to have to think about is maintaining a comfortable home. Ideally, it would be mindless and you'd be hanging out on the couch soaking in 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 taking place in your home that could end up with you scheduling furnace repair or trying to decipher 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 usually hear about at Siloam Springs Heating & AC.
- Heat is getting 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 reduce the effect that the glass has on your cozy home, be certain that you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows getting 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 as a result makes your furnace work harder, and might eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily look to 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 obvious and visible to the naked eye or substantial enough to feel drafts sneaking in, but sometimes that may not be the case. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to figure out whether you need to add weather stripping to seal those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps could make your furnace run more, 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 reduce heat-loss, give us a shout at 479-308-8176.