Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your West Columbia Home

Having your home warm during the West Columbia winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be attained easily and without worrying about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside your home and cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable 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 usual forms we hear about at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc.:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be. Older insulation can decline more rapidly and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it needs to. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can demonstrate if you need more insulation and keep away from potential 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 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 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 reaches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and releasing drapes during bright, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease this heat loss.

While these might not be the only causes of why your home is using up heat, there is a good probability that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc. are here to offer you with more tips 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 regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 803-265-4208.

 
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