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Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Plainfield Home

January 15, 2016

Having your home warm throughout the Plainfield winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be reached effortlessly and without fretting 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 leak from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we hear about at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc:

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 Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be.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

  2. Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always obvious to the naked eye or large enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t around. Weatherstripping can be an quick fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not drive as hard and reducing the probability 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 extends to a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes through the evening hours and pulling back drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help lessen this heat loss.

While these might not be the only explanations as to why your home is losing heat, there is a good possibility that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc are here to offer 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 arrange your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 815-410-1231.