Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Ronkonkoma Home

January 15, 2016

Maintaining your home warm during the Ronkonkoma winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be attained effortlessly 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 recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can seep from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we hear about at Cool Power LLC :

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation might be. Older insulation can decline more rapidly and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it needs to. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can tell you if you need more insulation and avoid impending future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or great 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 lowering the probability 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. Closing window drapes during the evening hours and opening drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss.

While these might not be the only reasons why your home is using up heat, there is a good chance that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Cool Power LLC are here to supply you with more tricks to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the winter. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to arrange your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 631-246-4029.