Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Manassas Park Home

Having your home warm through the Manassas Park winters is critical 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 reached effortlessly and without worrying about cold drafts. With regularly 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 important to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we catch at Woody's Sudden Service Inc:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation may be. Older insulation can deteriorate more rapidly and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it needs to. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and dodge 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 simple fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not drive 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 fascinating mix. The hot air wastes some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes during the evening hours and pulling back drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help lessen 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 scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Woody's Sudden Service Inc are here to supply you with more tips to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter-long. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to set up your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 703-278-2036.

 
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