Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Greensburg Home

Having your home warm during the Greensburg winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are ways 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 in your home and save money on your monthly energy bills. It’s important 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 more common forms we usually see at Wallpe Heating & Cooling:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be. Older insulation can deteriorate quicker and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it has to. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can tell you if you need more insulation and dodge potential future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always noticeable to the naked eye or big enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t present. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – preparing 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 loses some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and pulling back drapes during bright, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease this heat loss.

While these might not be the only reasons why your home is losing heat, there is a good chance that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Wallpe Heating & Cooling are here to offer you with more tricks to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the colder season. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to schedule your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 812-638-4232.

 
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