Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Perry Home

When the temperature drops in Perry, the last thing you want to have to worry about is sustaining a comfortable home. Ideally, it would be mindless and you'd be relaxing on the couch enjoying the toasty warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's happening outside. Of course it may not be that easy, and there are a couple things that could be taking place in your home that could end up with you setting up furnace repair or trying to decipher why your bill is so high.

There are a host of causes for an uptick in your energy expenses, but these are three of the more common ones we usually hear about at Gillman Heating and Air.

  1. Heat is getting 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 comfortable 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 might be losing heat through your attic, which then makes your furnace work harder, and might eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily look to see if you have plenty of insulation by looking in your attic to see if the insulation is below or even with the joists. If it is, you likely need more insulation.

  3. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more noticeable and visible to the naked eye or big enough to feel drafts leaking in, but sometimes that may not be what's happening. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to figure out 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 boosting the chance that you'll need furnace repair.

We hope these few 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 478-202-3076.

 
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