Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Huntsville Home

Having your home warm during the Huntsville 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 effortlessly and without worrying about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace within your home and cut back 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 usual forms we hear about at All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation could be. Older insulation can decline quicker and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it has to. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and dodge impending future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always noticeable to the naked eye or big 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 – preparing your furnace to not run as hard and lowering the probability 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 exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes through the evening hours and pulling back drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss.

While these might not be the only explanations as to why your home is using up heat, there is a good possibility that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning 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 arrange your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 256-801-4701.

 
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