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Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Hauppauge Home

Having your home warm throughout the Hauppauge 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 easily and without fretting about cold drafts. With routinely 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 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 usual forms we usually see at Cool Power LLC :

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation may be. Older insulation can decline quicker and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it should. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can tell you if you need more insulation and dodge potential 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 increasing attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not work 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 curious mix. The hot air loses some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and exudes 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 reduce this heat loss.

While these might not be the only explanations as to why your home is using up heat, there is a good possibility that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Cool Power LLC are here to provide 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 arrange your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 631-360-2665 or set up an appointment with us online.