The winter season is approaching quickly, so it’s almost time to turn up the heat in your home and sip on a warm hot chocolate by the fire. If you are noticing that your home is not consistent and is not keeping your house insulated, then there might some factors you might want to check yourself or get checked by our professionals.
The purpose of your ducts is to bring warm air into your home during the colder months of the year. They play an important factor with providing heat to your home and could play a role in why your house isn’t insulated. They could be a culprit if they are not accurately sealed or insulated which may lead to leaking the air into spaces that may not usually need heat. One of our professionals may come see if there are any blockages in your ducts that could be stopping the airflow getting into your home. Not only does clean air ducts provide a warmer home, it also improves the air quality in your home, so you are not breathing in any harmful toxins such as mold.
If you are noticing that your furnace is shutting off quickly and your home still does not have enough heat, then there may be some dust or dirt that could be affecting your air filter. Once the air filter gets dirty, it will signal your furnace to turn off before your home gets an adequate amount of heat. Your air filter may have built up blockage due to your pet or common allergens such as pollen which may affect how often you should change your filter. In order for your filter to help your system more efficiently, you might need to check your filters more frequently.
When the colder months are here, you may feel air getting into your home. With these cracks around your windows, heat can easily escape your home and fluctuate the temperature as well as raise your energy bills from overrunning your furnace. You may want to try to get the frames of your windows replaced or try to weatherproof your windows yourself to keep your home insolated.