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Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Carpentersville Home

January 15, 2016

Maintaining your home warm through the Carpentersville winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be achieved effortlessly and without concern 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 know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we usually see at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation might be. Older insulation can fade more rapidly and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it has to. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can indicate if you need more insulation and keep away from potential future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always obvious to the naked eye or great enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t present. Weatherstripping can be an quick fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not work as hard and lowering the probability 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 extends to a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and pulling back drapes during bright, daylight hours in the winter can help lessen this heat loss.

While these might not be the only reasons 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 pros at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc are here to supply 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 annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 224-412-8308.