Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Lodi Home

Having your home warm throughout the Lodi winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be reached effortlessly and without worrying about cold drafts. With annually 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 important to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we catch at Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation might be. Older insulation can fade more rapidly and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it should. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can indicate if you need more insulation and dodge potential future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – breaks 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 easy fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – making your furnace to not drive as hard and decreasing the chances 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 loses some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes through the evening hours and pulling back drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help lessen this heat loss.

While these might not be the only causes of why your home is losing heat, there is a good chance that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning are here to offer you with more advice to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter-long. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to schedule your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 209-257-3156.

 
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