Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Bloomfield Home

When temps drop in Bloomfield, the last thing you want to have to think about is keeping a comfortable home. In an ideal world, it would be mindless and you'd be lounging around on the couch enjoying the toasty warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's going on outside. Of course it may not be that simple, and there are a couple things that could be occurring in your home that could end up with you setting up furnace repair or trying to determine why your bill is so high.

There are a number of causes for an increase in your energy expenses, but these are three of the more common ones we usually hear about at Stanford Heating & Cooling.

  1. Heat is getting out through the glass of your windows - when hot air comes in to contact with cold glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help lessen the effect that the glass has on your comfy home, be sure you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows receiving light during the day.

  2. Not enough attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it has an insufficient amount of insulation. Of course this means you could be losing heat through your attic, which then makes your furnace work harder, and may eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily take a look and see if you have the right amount of insulation by looking in your attic to see if the insulation is below or even with the joists. If it is, you likely need more insulation.

  3. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more obvious and visible to the naked eye or large enough to feel drafts leaking in, but sometimes that may not be the situation. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to figure out whether you need to add weather stripping to take care of those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps could make your furnace work harder, potentially increasing the chance that you'll need furnace repair.

We hope these three tips can help you uncover any problem-spaces in your home that could be inhibiting the comfort of your home. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace repair or other ways to lower your heat-loss, give us a call at 812-825-8695.

 
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