Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Chatsworth Home

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When it gets cold in Chatsworth, the last thing you want to have to think about is maintaining a comfortable home. In an ideal world, it would be mindless and you'd be relaxing on the couch taking in the cozy warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's going on outside. Of course it may not be that straightforward, and there are a handful of things that could be occurring in your home that could end up with you arranging furnace repair or trying to determine why your bill is so high.

There are a host of causes for a surge in your energy expenses, but these are three of the more common ones we normally hear about at True Temp Heating & Air Inc.

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

  2. Lack of attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it has an insufficient amount of insulation. Of course this means you may be losing heat through your attic, which as a result makes your furnace work harder, and may eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily look to see if you have enough 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 apparent and visible to the naked eye or big enough to feel drafts leaking in, but sometimes that may not be the situation. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to decide whether you need to add weather stripping to take care of those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps can make your furnace run more, potentially increasing the chance that you'll need furnace repair.

We hope these three tips can help you uncover any problem-spaces in your home that could be diminishing the comfort of your home. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace repair or other ways to lower your heat-loss, give us a call at 706-695-7492 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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