Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Alice Home

Having your home warm through the Alice winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be achieved easily and without concern about cold drafts. With annually 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 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 more common forms we catch at Rescue Heating & Air :

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation might be. Older insulation can deteriorate more rapidly and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it should. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can indicate if you need more insulation and dodge 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 – preparing 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 touches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes through the evening hours and releasing drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help lessen this heat loss.

While these might not be the only explanations as to why your home is using up heat, there is a good possibility that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Rescue Heating & Air are here to provide you with more advice to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter-long. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to set up your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 361-265-4371.

 
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