Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Brighton Home

Maintaining your home warm through the Brighton winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be reached 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 important to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we usually see at D & D Heating & AC:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation might be. Older insulation can fade faster and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it should. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can tell you if you need more insulation and avoid possible future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – gaps 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 quick fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – making 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 drops some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes through the evening hours and releasing 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 using up heat, there is a good probability that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at D & D Heating & AC are here to offer you with more tips to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter-long. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to set up your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 720-316-1401.

 
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