Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Alice Home

January 15, 2016

When temps drop in Alice, the last thing you want to have to think about is sustaining a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, it would be mindless and you'd be relaxing on the couch soaking in the toasty warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's going on outside. Of course it may not be that simple, and there are a few things that could be taking place in your home that could end up with you setting up furnace repair or trying to figure out why your bill is so high.

There are a host of causes for an increase in your energy expenses, but these are three of the more common ones we typically hear about at Rescue Heating & Air .

  1. Heat is leaking out through the glass of your windows - when hot air touches the cold glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help decrease the effect that the glass has on your comfy home, make sure you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows getting light during the day.

  2. Not enough attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it lacks insulation. Of course this means you may be losing heat through your attic, which as a result makes your furnace work harder, and could eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily look to see if you have enough insulation by looking in your attic to see if the insulation is below or even with the joists. If it is, you probably need more insulation.

  3. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more obvious and visible to the naked eye or large enough to feel drafts coming in, but sometimes that may not be the case. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to determine whether you need to add weather stripping to take care of those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps can make your furnace work more than it needs to, potentially upping the chance that you'll need furnace repair.

We hope these three tips can help you uncover any problem-spaces in your home that could be inhibiting the comfort of your home. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace repair or other ways to combat heat-loss, give us a shout at 361-265-4371.