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Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Shelby Township Home

When temps drop in Shelby Township , the last thing you want to have to think about is maintaining a comfortable home. Ideally, it would be mindless and you'd be relaxing on the couch soaking in the cozy warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's going on outside. Of course it may not be that straightforward, and there are a couple things that could be occurring in your home that could end up with you scheduling furnace repair or trying to decipher why your bill is so high.

There are a host of causes for an uptick in your energy expenses, but these are three of the more common ones we typically hear about at Mr. Air Repair .

  1. Heat is leaking out through the glass of your windows - when hot air touches the 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 that get light during the day.

  2. Not enough attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it lacks insulation. Of course this means you may be losing heat through your attic, which as a result 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 plenty of insulation by looking in your attic to see if the insulation is below or even with the joists. If it is, you may need more insulation.

  3. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more apparent and visible to the naked eye or big 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 determine whether you need to add weather stripping to close up those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps could make your furnace work harder, potentially boosting the chance that you'll need furnace repair.

We hope these few tips can help you discover any problem-spaces in your home that could be hurting the comfort of your home. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace repair or other ways to combat heat-loss, give us a shout at 586-262-4258 or schedule an appointment with us online.