Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your New Castle Home

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Keeping your home warm during the New Castle winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be reached with no trouble and without worrying about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside your home and economize on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable to be able to identify all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we hear about at Central Heating & Plumbing:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation might be. Older insulation can fade faster and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it has to. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can indicate if you need more insulation and keep away from possible future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always obvious to the naked eye or great enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t around. Weatherstripping can be an quick fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – making your furnace to not drive as hard and reducing 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 drops some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes through the evening hours and releasing drapes during bright, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce 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 scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Central Heating & Plumbing are here to supply you with more advice to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the colder season. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to set up your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 724-401-1843.

 
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