Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your St. Louis Home

Maintaining your home warm through the St. Louis 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 attained with no trouble and without worrying about cold drafts. With regularly 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 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 usually see at Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation could be. Older insulation can decline faster and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working 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 impending future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always noticeable to the naked eye or large 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 enhancing attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not run 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 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. Closing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and releasing drapes during luminous, 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 professionals at Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating are here to provide 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 arrange your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 314-262-4541.

 
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