Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Odessa Home

Having your home warm throughout the Odessa winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be attained easily and without concern about cold drafts. With routinely 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 valuable to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can seep from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we usually see at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation may be. Older insulation can fade faster and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it should. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can tell you if you need more insulation and keep away from possible future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always obvious to the naked eye or large 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 enhancing attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not drive 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 curious mix. The hot air wastes some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes through the evening hours and releasing drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss.

While these might not be the only reasons why your home is wasting heat, there is a good chance that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning 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 schedule your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 432-237-0168.

 
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