Expert Solutions For a Drafty Home
- Fahrhall, furnace, Furnace Maintenance, heating, Heating Service, HVAC Tips, Safety, Windsor
Winter is coming in full force, and that means homeowners throughout Canada are preparing their homes for the cold weather and making sure that their space is warm enough to keep their families safe and comfortable. If you’ve noticed that at times your home can be quite drafty, you’re not alone. Many homeowners (especially homeowners with older homes) struggle with keeping themselves warm in a drafty home. Here are our expert solutions in case you need to protect yourself from a drafty home this winter.
Seal Windows And Doors
If your windows and doors aren’t winterized and sealed properly, you’re going to have drafts throughout your home. A really simple and inexpensive way to fix this issue is to check the windows and doors throughout your home for drafts, and wherever you find them, use caulking or weather strips from your local hardware store to seal the draft.
Insulate Your Attic
If you have an unfinished attic, it’s very easy for the cool air from that space to transfer to your home below. By choosing to insulate your attic, you’re keeping it from becoming cool and drafty, thus keeping your home from becoming cool and drafty as well. You’d be surprised how much warmer your home can become with a properly insulated attic.
Check Your Fireplace
While we love to use our fireplaces to keep us warm in the winter, when the fireplace is not on, it may be letting cool air into the home. When you’re not using your fireplace, check to make sure the fireplace damper is closed. An open damper can let cool air and drafts into your home without you even realizing it!
Call The Experts
If your home is drafty or just doesn’t seem to stay warm, it may be time to call the experts. Sometimes, issues with your ventilation or your furnace can cause your home to become and remain drafty, especially if your heating system isn’t up to the task. The best way to keep your home warm and comfortable is to simply call the experts at Fahrhall for annual maintenance. This way, our experts will be able to find, diagnose, and treat any issues that may amount in a drafty home.
If you feel like your heating system isn’t working its best,
contact Fahrhall for more information or to book a maintenance appointment.
Fahrhall has been proudly serving the Windsor-Essex and Chatham-Kent regions since 1967. Our team of HVAC experts is dedicated to providing our customers with quality service and equipment.