Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Alliance Home

Keeping your home warm through the Alliance winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be achieved easily and without concern about cold drafts. With routinely scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in your home and economize on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we usually see at Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation might be. Older insulation can fade quicker and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it has to. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can demonstrate if you need more insulation and dodge impending future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or great enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t there. Weatherstripping can be an quick fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – making your furnace to not work as hard and lowering the chances of needing furnace repair.

  3. Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are an interesting mix. The hot air wastes some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes through the evening hours and releasing drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss.

While these might not be the only reasons why your home is using up heat, there is a good probability that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces are here to provide you with more tips to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the colder season. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to arrange your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 308-646-3827.

 
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