Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Lake Forest Home

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Maintaining your home warm throughout the Lake Forest winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be attained with no trouble and without concern 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 worth it to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we catch at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be. Older insulation can decline quicker and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it needs to. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and dodge impending future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always apparent 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 easy fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not run as hard and reducing the odds 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 wastes some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes during 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 wasting heat, there is a good probability that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. are here to provide you with more tricks to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter-long. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to arrange your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 949-204-0859.

 
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