Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Rock Hill Home

Having your home warm throughout the Rock Hill winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be reached easily and without worrying about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside your home and save money on your monthly energy bills. It’s important to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can seep from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we usually see at US Air Heating and Cooling:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation might be. Older insulation can deteriorate quicker and cause those leakages 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 indicate if you need more insulation and keep away from impending future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or great 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 – making your furnace to not work 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 reaches 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 sunny, 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 using up heat, there is a good probability that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at US Air Heating and Cooling are here to provide you with more advice 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 routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 803-220-0761.

 
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