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Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Manassas Park Home

Having your home warm throughout the Manassas Park winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be reached effortlessly and without fretting about cold drafts. With routinely 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 important to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the usual 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 Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation may be.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 decline more rapidly and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating 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 possible future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always obvious to the naked eye or large enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t present. 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 touches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes through the evening hours and opening 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 losing heat, there is a good probability that one of these situations 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 through the winter. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to set up your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 703-369-5528 or arrange an appointment with us online.