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Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Tuscaloosa Home

When it gets cold in Tuscaloosa, the last thing you want to have to worry about is keeping a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, it would be mindless and you'd be relaxing on the couch taking in the cozy warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's taking place outside. Of course it may not be that straightforward, and there are a handful of things that could be happening in your home that could end up with you setting up furnace repair or trying to decipher why your bill is so high.

There are a host of causes for a surge in your energy costs, but these are three of the more common ones we normally hear about at KDM Service Corporation.

  1. Heat is going out through the glass of your windows - when hot air touches the cold glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help decrease the effect that the glass has on your cozy home, be certain that you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows receiving light during the day.

  2. Not enough attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it has an insufficient amount of insulation. Of course this means you might be losing heat through your attic, which in-turn makes your furnace work harder, and could eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily check if you have enough insulation by looking in your attic to see if the insulation is below or even with the joists. If it is, you probably need more insulation.

  3. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more obvious and visible to the naked eye or large enough to feel drafts leaking in, but sometimes that may not be the case. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to determine whether you need to add weather stripping to take care of those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps can make your furnace work harder, potentially increasing the chance that you'll need furnace repair.

We hope these couple tips can help you identify any problem-spaces in your home that could be inhibiting the comfort of your home. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace repair or other ways to reduce heat-loss, give us a ring at 205-758-2703 or schedule an appointment with us online.