Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your McHenry Home

Maintaining your home warm during the McHenry winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be reached 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 valuable to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can seep from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we catch at Jett's Heating & Air Inc.:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation may be. Older insulation can fade faster and cause those leakages 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 correctly can indicate if you need more insulation and keep away from possible future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or great enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t around. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – making your furnace to not run as hard and lowering the odds of needing furnace repair.

  3. Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are an interesting 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 in the course of the evening hours and pulling back drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce 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 experts at Jett's Heating & Air Inc. are here to supply you with more tips 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 815-410-1128.

 
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