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Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Bloomington Home

Keeping your home warm throughout the Bloomington winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be achieved 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 economize on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it to be able to identify all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we catch at All Seasons Heating & A/C Co:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation may be. Older insulation can deteriorate more rapidly and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it has to. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can demonstrate if you need more insulation and avoid impending future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – openings 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 around. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not drive as hard and reducing the chances 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 touches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes through the evening hours and releasing 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 using up heat, there is a good probability that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at All Seasons Heating & A/C Co 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 812-332-9100 or set up an appointment with us online.