Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Odessa Home

January 15, 2016

Keeping your home warm through the Odessa winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be reached effortlessly and without concern about cold drafts. With routinely scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace within your home and economize on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can seep from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we catch at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation may be. Older insulation can deteriorate quicker and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it needs to. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can tell you if you need more insulation and dodge impending future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always noticeable 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 adding attic insulation – making your furnace to not work as hard and lowering the chances of needing furnace repair.

  3. Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a curious mix. The hot air drops some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes during the evening hours and releasing drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help lessen this heat loss.

While these might not be the only explanations as to 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 Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning are here to supply 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 set up your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 432-237-0168.