Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your South Beloit and Belvidere Home

Keeping your home warm through the South Beloit and Belvidere winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be reached 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 be able to identify all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we usually see at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be. Older insulation can deteriorate quicker and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it has to. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and keep away from potential future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – gaps 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 there. 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 drops some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes in the course of the evening hours and releasing drapes during bright, 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 Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. are here to supply you with more tricks to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter-long. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to schedule your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 877-389-2465.

 
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