Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Rock Hill Home

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Having your home warm throughout the Rock Hill winters is vital 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 fretting 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 valuable 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 usually see at US Air Heating and Cooling:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation could be. Older insulation can decline faster and cause those seepages 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 adding 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 drops 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 opening 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 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 offer you with more advice to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter-long. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to arrange your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 803-980-4328.

 
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