When it gets cold in Plover, the last thing you want to have to be worried about is maintaining a comfortable home. In an ideal world, it would be mindless and you'd be relaxing on the couch taking in the cozy warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's happening outside. Of course it may not be that simple, and there are a couple things that could be happening in your home that could end up with you scheduling furnace repair or trying to determine why your bill is so high.
There are a variety of causes for an increase in your energy bill, but these are three of the more common ones we typically hear about at Point Heating & Cooling.
- 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 comfortable 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 lacks insulation. Of course this means you might be losing heat through your attic, which in-turn makes your furnace work harder, and may eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily take a look and see if you have enough insulation by looking in your attic to see if the insulation is below or even with the joists. If it is, you may need more insulation.
- Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more obvious and visible to the naked eye or large enough to feel drafts sneaking in, but sometimes that may not be what's happening. 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 could make your furnace work more than it needs to, potentially boosting 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 inhibiting 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 shout at 715-504-0533.