When the temperature drops in Neptune City, the last thing you want to have to worry about is keeping a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, it would be mindless and you'd be hanging out on the couch soaking in the toasty 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 few things that could be taking place in your home that could end up with you arranging furnace repair or trying to decipher why your bill is so high.
There are a host of causes for an increase in your energy costs, but these are three of the more common ones we typically hear about at Aggressive Mechanical.
- 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 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.
- Not enough 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 might eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily take a look and 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 may 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 leaking in, but sometimes that may not be the situation. 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 three 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 reduce heat-loss, give us a call at 732-806-5536.