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Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Shelby Township Home

Maintaining your home warm during the Shelby Township winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be achieved with no trouble and without concern 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 worth it to be able to identify all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we hear about at Mr. Air Repair :

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation may be. Older insulation can fade quicker and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it has to. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can demonstrate if you need more insulation and dodge impending future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or big enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t present. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – making your furnace to not run as hard and reducing the chances of needing furnace repair.

  3. Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a fascinating mix. The hot air wastes some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and pulling back 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 losing heat, there is a good probability that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Mr. Air Repair are here to provide 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 set up your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 586-262-4258 or schedule an appointment with us online.