Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Mankato area Home

Keeping your home warm during the Mankato area winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be reached with no trouble 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 cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s important to be able to identify all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we catch at Northern Comfort Inc:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation could be. Older insulation can fade quicker 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 accurately can indicate if you need more insulation and avoid possible future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always obvious to the naked eye or big enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t there. Weatherstripping can be an quick fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – making your furnace to not run as hard and decreasing the chances 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 wastes some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes during the evening hours and releasing drapes during bright, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss.

While these might not be the only explanations as to why your home is losing heat, there is a good chance that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Northern Comfort Inc are here to supply you with more tricks 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 507-387-6596.

 
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