Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Westminster Home

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Maintaining your home warm through the Westminster winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be achieved easily and without worrying about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in your home and save money on your monthly energy bills. It’s important to be able to identify all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we hear about at True Heating & Cooling:

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 Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation may be.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

  2. Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always noticeable to the naked eye or large enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t around. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as enhancing 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 curious mix. The hot air loses some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and exudes 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 reasons why your home is losing heat, there is a good chance that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at True Heating & Cooling are here to offer 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 routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 720-316-1898.

 
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