Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Excelsior Springs Home

Maintaining your home warm throughout the Excelsior Springs winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be reached effortlessly and without fretting about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in your home and cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s important to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we catch at Colvin's Heating and Cooling:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation may be. Older insulation can decline faster and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it has to. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and avoid possible future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always obvious 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 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 gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes during the evening hours and releasing drapes during bright, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease this heat loss.

While these might not be the only explanations as to why your home is losing heat, there is a good possibility that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Colvin's Heating and Cooling are here to provide you with more tips 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 816-379-3918.

 
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