Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Macon Home

Having your home warm during the Macon winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be achieved effortlessly and without fretting about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in your home and cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we catch at Air Temperature Control:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation might be. Older insulation can deteriorate quicker and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it has to. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can demonstrate if you need more insulation and dodge impending future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or big 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 work as hard and decreasing 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 drops some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes through the evening hours and releasing drapes during bright, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease this heat loss.

While these might not be the only causes of why your home is using up heat, there is a good chance that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Air Temperature Control 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 schedule your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 478-202-3170.

 
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