Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Erie Home

Maintaining your home warm throughout the Erie winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be reached with no trouble and without fretting about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace within your home and save money on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable to recognize 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 Patterson & Stirling Inc:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation could be. Older insulation can deteriorate more rapidly and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it should. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can tell you if you need more insulation and dodge potential future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always noticeable to the naked eye or great enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t there. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – making 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 a fascinating mix. The hot air wastes some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes during the evening hours and opening drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease this heat loss.

While these might not be the only causes of 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 Patterson & Stirling Inc are here to supply you with more tricks 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 814-308-0416.

 
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