Coming Home to Warmth
While time spent outdoors in the winter can be fun, once you’re done sledding, skiing, or having a snowball fight, you’re often eager to come inside and defrost. We hold our homes to a very high standard when it comes to our heating and cooling needs and there are several factors that impact those comfort levels.
If your home has been draftier than usual this season despite what the thermostat settings say, read on for a few ways to keep the warm air in and the cold air out.
Inspect Your HVAC
Often, the cause of uneven or a lack of heat in your home is an issue with your heating system. If your heater isn’t working as it should, some common issues include:
- Clogged air filters
- Pilot light problems
- A faulty connection with the thermostat
- The limit switch is broken
- The system is old and due for a replacement
Whenever you’re dealing with an HVAC issue, it is important that you seek the help of a professional. We recommend having an inspection completed twice a year: once at the beginning of the cooling season and once at the beginning of the heating season.
Insulation plays a big role in keeping the heat inside your home during those cold winter nights. Make sure your attic and exterior-facing walls are properly insulated, and you’ll feel a huge difference and maybe even see a change on your energy bill.
Cracks and crevices may look small, but they can let in a large amount of air through them. Take a look at your windows and doors and consider re-sealing them if needed. You can also purchase door draft stoppers, also known as door snakes, to place at the foot of your doors to keep the draft out.
San Jose Heating Services
When you’re in need of a repair, the DG Heating & Air Conditioning team will be there! Let’s get your home feeling comfortable again. Give us a call at (408) 669-3496 or contact us online to get started.