Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Carpentersville Home

Maintaining your home warm throughout the Carpentersville winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be reached easily and without fretting about cold drafts. With annually 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 important to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we hear about at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation may be. Older insulation can fade quicker and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it should. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and keep away from impending future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always obvious 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 – allowing your furnace to not work as hard and lowering the odds of needing furnace repair.

  3. Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are an interesting mix. The hot air wastes some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes during the evening hours and opening drapes during luminous, 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 possibility that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc are here to supply 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 set up your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 224-699-9229.

 
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