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Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Abilene Home

Maintaining your home warm throughout the Abilene winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be reached easily and without concern about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside your home and economize on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we catch at Abilene Air-Tech Inc:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation could be. Older insulation can deteriorate quicker and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it needs to. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can tell you if you need more insulation and keep away from potential future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always noticeable to the naked eye or large 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 enhancing attic insulation – making 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 wastes some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes in the course of 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 scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Abilene Air-Tech Inc are here to provide you with more tips to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the winter. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to arrange your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 325-692-5850 or schedule an appointment with us online.