Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Saint Charles Home

Maintaining your home warm during the Saint Charles winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be attained effortlessly and without worrying about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in your home and save money on your monthly energy bills. It’s important to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can seep from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we usually see at Air Alliance Team:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation might be. Older insulation can fade quicker 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 correctly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and keep away from possible future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always obvious to the naked eye or large enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t around. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not work 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 wastes some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes during the evening hours and opening drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss.

While these might not be the only reasons why your home is using up heat, there is a good possibility that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Air Alliance Team are here to supply you with more advice to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the colder season. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to arrange your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 636-229-1544.

 
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