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Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Lake Charles Home

Having your home warm through the Lake Charles winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be attained with no trouble and without concern about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace within your home and save money 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 leak from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we usually see at ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation might be. Older insulation can decline quicker and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it needs to. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can tell you if you need more insulation and keep away from potential future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or big enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t present. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not drive as hard and decreasing the odds of needing furnace repair.

  3. Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a fascinating mix. The hot air drops some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and pulling back drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease this heat loss.

While these might not be the only reasons why your home is wasting heat, there is a good probability that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at ACR Air Conditioning & Heating Inc are here to offer you with more tips to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the winter. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to set up your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 337-335-0992 or arrange an appointment with us online.