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Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Tuscaloosa Home

Having your home warm throughout the Tuscaloosa winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be achieved easily 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 worth it to be able to identify all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can seep from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we usually see at KDM Service Corporation:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be. Older insulation can decline faster and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it has to. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can tell you if you need more insulation and avoid potential future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – gaps 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 there. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – making your furnace to not work 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 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. Shutting window drapes through the evening hours and pulling back drapes during sunny, 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 wasting heat, there is a good possibility that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at KDM Service Corporation are here to offer you with more tricks 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 routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 205-758-2703 or schedule an appointment with us online.