Lack of insulation adds to workload of the furnace

My house tends to feel a bit chilly, despite my gas furnace running non stop.

Because of the drafts and cold spots in my house, the heating system runs a lot more than it should.

The longer run times drives the cost of my utility bills way up. This isn’t the fault of the gas furnace. I hired an HVAC corporation to troubleshoot the furnace. He verified that my gas furnace is in peak working order. Plus, the gas furnace is the proper size for the square footage and heating load of the house. When the HVAC technician told me this, I wanted to know why the rooms of my house feel so chilly. He completed an inspection and informed me that the problem was a lack of sufficient insulation in the attic, ceiling and walls. This was causing the gas furnace a lot of extra work. I was worried that adding insulation would require tearing into the walls and ceilings. However, I couldn’t allow the heat from the gas furnace to continue escaping through leaks and cracks in the thermal envelope. I spoke with the HVAC contractor and he explained the benefits of blown-in insulation. They are able to install the insulation without causing a big mess or remodeling project. The blown-in insulation uses tiny pieces that are able to fill in tight spaces, odd-shaped spaces and accommodate obstacles such as pipes and wires. The cost wasn’t cheap but the project was worth it. My furnace no longer carries such a big workload and my heating bills are much lower.

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