Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Grimes Home

Maintaining your home warm through the Grimes winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be reached easily and without concern about cold drafts. With routinely scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside your home and cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can seep from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we usually see at Heartland Heating & Cooling:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation could be. Older insulation can deteriorate faster and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it has to. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and keep away from impending future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or large enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t present. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not run as hard and decreasing the odds 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 exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes during the evening hours and opening drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help lessen this heat loss.

While these might not be the only reasons why your home is losing heat, there is a good possibility that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Heartland Heating & Cooling are here to offer you with more advice to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the winter. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to arrange your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 515-344-3579.

 
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