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Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Springfield Home

Keeping your home warm through the Springfield winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be achieved effortlessly and without worrying about cold drafts. With annually 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 recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can seep from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we hear about at Bormida Mechanical Services 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 Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be.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 leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it should. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can demonstrate 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 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 – allowing your furnace to not drive 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 loses some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes through the evening hours and opening drapes during bright, daylight hours in the winter can help lessen this heat loss.

While these might not be the only explanations as to why your home is losing heat, there is a good possibility that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Bormida Mechanical Services Inc are here to supply 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 routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 217-210-2662 or schedule an appointment with us online.