Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Denton Home

Having your home warm during the Denton winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be attained 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 worth it 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 Oak Point Heating and Air LLC:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation might be. Older insulation can decline faster and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it should. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can tell you if you need more insulation and keep away from potential future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always obvious to the naked eye or big 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 enhancing attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not drive as hard and reducing the probability 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 conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes through the evening hours and releasing drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease this heat loss.

While these might not be the only causes of why your home is wasting heat, there is a good chance that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Oak Point Heating and Air LLC are here to offer you with more advice to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the colder season. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to arrange your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 940-202-1202.

 
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