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Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Englewood Home

When it gets cold in Englewood, the last thing you want to have to think about is sustaining a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, it would be mindless and you'd be lounging around on the couch soaking in the comfy warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's taking place outside. Of course it may not be that easy, and there are a few things that could be taking place in your home that could end up with you scheduling furnace repair or trying to figure out why your bill is so high.

There are a variety of causes for an increase in your energy costs, but these are three of the more common ones we normally hear about at TemperaturePro®.

  1. Heat is getting out through the glass of your windows - when hot air touches the cold glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help reduce the effect that the glass has on your comfy home, make sure you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows getting light during the day.

  2. Not enough attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it doesn't have enough insulation. Of course this means you may be losing heat through your attic, which in-turn makes your furnace work harder, and could eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily check if you have the right amount of insulation by looking in your attic to see if the insulation is below or even with the joists. If it is, you likely need more insulation.

  3. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more obvious and visible to the naked eye or substantial enough to feel drafts leaking in, but sometimes that may not be what's happening. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to determine whether you need to add weather stripping to close up those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps could make your furnace work more than it needs to, potentially upping the chance that you'll need furnace repair.

We hope these few tips can help you discover any problem-spaces in your home that could be hurting the comfort of your home. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace repair or other ways to reduce heat-loss, give us a shout at 720-446-5100 or arrange an appointment with us online.