When the temperature drops in Tucson, 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 taking in the cozy warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's going on 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 figure out why your bill is so high.
There are a number of causes for a surge in your energy expenses, but these are three of the more common ones we normally hear about at Ambient Air.
- Heat is going 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 sure 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 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 large enough to feel drafts leaking 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 work harder, potentially boosting the chance that you'll need furnace repair.
We hope these few tips can help you uncover 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 call at 520-201-3871.