Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Alice Home

Having your home warm throughout the Alice winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be attained easily and without concern about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace within your home and cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can seep from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we hear about at Rescue Heating & Air :

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation could 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. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can tell you if you need more insulation and avoid possible future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – breaks 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 around. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not run as hard and lowering the odds of needing furnace repair.

  3. Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a curious mix. The hot air wastes some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting 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 chance that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Rescue Heating & Air are here to offer you with more tips to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the winter. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to set up your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 361-265-4371.

 
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