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How You Can Help Minimize the Heat Leaving Your Home

With the colder weather settling in, the last thing you want to have to worry about is maintaining a comfortable home. In an ideal world, you would be able to relax in a warm home and not worrying about the colder weather outside. Of course, it typically doesn’t happen that way, and there are a few items that could be happening in your home that might result in a need for furnace repair or trying to figure out why your bill is so high.

There are a variety of causes for higher utility bills, but we are highlighting a few of the more common ones we encounter.

  1. Heat is getting out through the glass of your windows – when hot air comes in to contact with cold glass on your windows, it impacts the indoor air by reducing some of the heat. One way to help reduce the loss of heat is to make sure you’re closing your drapes during the evening hours and make sure that your windows are receiving light during the day before opening them.
  2. Lack of attic insulation – if your home is older, there’s a possibility that there is insufficient insulation. This means you could be losing heat through your attic, which in-turn makes your furnace work harder, and might eventually harm your furnace. When you go to check out your attic’s insulation, you’ll want to see if the insulation is even or below the joists. If it is, it’s likely your attic needs some additional insulation.
  3. Gaps in windows and doors – it’s not always easy to tell by just taking a quick look if there are large gaps. Make sure to take a close look at all of your windows and doors to determine whether you need to add weather stripping to take care of those gaps. As we mentioned with attic insulation, window and door gaps can force your furnace to work harder, increasing the chance of furnace repair down the line.

These are just a few tips to help you determine any potential problem areas in your house that could cause heat loss. If you’d like to speak with our professionals about your furnace or indoor comfort, give us a call at 614-450-1575.

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