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Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your San Angelo Home

Having your home warm through the San Angelo winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be reached easily and without concern about cold drafts. With routinely scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside your home and save money 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 seep from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we hear about at Air-Dynamics Inc:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation could be. Older insulation can decline quicker and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it should. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can indicate if you need more insulation and avoid possible future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – breaks 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 quick fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not run 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 curious mix. The hot air loses some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes during the evening hours and pulling back drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss.

While these might not be the only causes of why your home is losing heat, there is a good chance that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Air-Dynamics Inc 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 set up your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 325-655-2515 or schedule an appointment with us online.