Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Jefferson City Home

Keeping your home warm throughout the Jefferson City winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be attained with no trouble and without worrying about cold drafts. With routinely 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 recognize 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 Stieferman Heating Company Inc:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be. Older insulation can decline faster and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it needs to. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can indicate if you need more insulation and avoid potential future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – openings 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 present. 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 reducing the probability 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 touches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes during the evening hours and opening drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss.

While these might not be the only causes of 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 professionals at Stieferman Heating Company Inc are here to provide 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 regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 573-203-3908.

 
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