When it gets cold in Anaheim, the last thing you want to have to worry about is sustaining a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, it would be mindless and you'd be hanging out on the couch enjoying the toasty 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 few things that could be occurring in your home that could end up with you setting up furnace repair or trying to determine why your bill is so high.
There are a number of causes for a surge in your energy bill, but these are three of the more common ones we usually hear about at Eco Fresh HVAC Inc..
- 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 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.
- Not enough attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it doesn't have enough insulation. Of course this means you could be losing heat through your attic, which as a result makes your furnace work harder, and could eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily look to see 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 likely need more insulation.
- Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more noticeable and visible to the naked eye or substantial 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 figure out whether you need to add weather stripping to seal those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps can 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 discover any problem-spaces in your home that could be hurting the comfort of your home. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace repair or other ways to combat heat-loss, give us a shout at 714-855-1717.