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Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your San Angelo Home

When it gets cold in San Angelo, the last thing you want to have to be worried about is maintaining a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, it would be mindless and you'd be lounging around on the couch enjoying the toasty warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's taking place outside. Of course it may not be that straightforward, and there are a handful of things that could be taking place in your home that could end up with you scheduling furnace repair or trying to decipher why your bill is so high.

There are a host of causes for a surge in your energy costs, but these are three of the more common ones we typically hear about at Air-Dynamics Inc.

  1. Heat is leaking out through the glass of your windows - when hot air contacts the cold glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help decrease the effect that the glass has on your comfy home, be sure you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows getting light during the day.

  2. Insufficient attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it lacks insulation. Of course this means you may be losing heat through your attic, which then makes your furnace work harder, and could eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily look to see if you have plenty of insulation by looking in your attic to see if the insulation is below or even with the joists. If it is, you probably need more insulation.

  3. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more noticeable and visible to the naked eye or large enough to feel drafts sneaking in, but sometimes that may not be the situation. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to figure out whether you need to add weather stripping to close up those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps may make your furnace work harder, potentially increasing the chance that you'll need furnace repair.

We hope these three tips can help you identify any problem-spaces in your home that could be inhibiting the comfort of your home. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace repair or other ways to reduce heat-loss, give us a call at 325-655-2515 or schedule an appointment with us online.