Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Dresden Home

Maintaining your home warm through the Dresden winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be reached effortlessly and without concern about cold drafts. With annually 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 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 usually see at McFadden Heating & Cooling:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation could be. Older insulation can fade more rapidly and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it needs to. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can indicate if you need more insulation and avoid possible future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – openings 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 easy fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not run as hard and lowering the chances 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 loses some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes during 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 reasons why your home is losing heat, there is a good possibility that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at McFadden Heating & Cooling are here to supply 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 schedule your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 1-866-781-0111.

 
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