Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Reinholds Home

Maintaining your home warm through the Reinholds winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be attained easily and without fretting about cold drafts. With annually 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 valuable to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we hear about at County Line Mechanical LLC:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation might be. Older insulation can fade more rapidly and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running 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 impending future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always noticeable to the naked eye or great enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t there. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – making your furnace to not drive 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 a fascinating mix. The hot air drops some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes through the evening hours and pulling back drapes during sunny, 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 wasting heat, there is a good possibility that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at County Line Mechanical LLC are here to provide you with more tips to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter-long. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to arrange your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 717-216-0846.

 
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