Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Montoursville Home

January 15, 2016

Maintaining your home warm through the Montoursville winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be achieved with no trouble and without worrying about cold drafts. With routinely 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 valuable to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we hear about at Airmen HVAC Service:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation might be. Older insulation can fade faster and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it has to. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can demonstrate if you need more insulation and dodge possible future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always apparent 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 adding attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not drive as hard and decreasing 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 gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes in the course of the evening hours and pulling back drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease 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 situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Airmen HVAC Service are here to supply you with more tips to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the colder season. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to set up your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 570-322-3131.