Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Wheeling Home

Maintaining your home warm during the Wheeling winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be attained easily and without worrying about cold drafts. With routinely scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace within your home and economize on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it to be able to identify 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 Local HVAC Repair & Service :

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation may be. Older insulation can decline more rapidly and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it should. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and avoid potential future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or big enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t around. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not drive as hard and reducing the probability 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 loses some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes during the evening hours and pulling back 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 wasting heat, there is a good chance that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Local HVAC Repair & Service are here to provide you with more advice to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the colder season. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to schedule your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 224-300-4806.

 
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