Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Waxahachie Home

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When it gets cold in Waxahachie, the last thing you want to have to think about is sustaining a comfortable home. In an ideal world, it would be mindless and you'd be lounging around on the couch enjoying the cozy warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's happening outside. Of course it may not be that straightforward, and there are a few things that could be occurring in your home that could end up with you scheduling furnace repair or trying to decipher 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 typically hear about at C&C Refrigeration Inc..

  1. Heat is going out through the glass of your windows - when hot air contacts the cold glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help decrease the effect that the glass has on your comfy home, be certain that you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows receiving light during the day.

  2. Not enough attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it has an insufficient amount of insulation. Of course this means you might be losing heat through your attic, which in-turn 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 plenty of insulation by looking in your attic to see if the insulation is below or even with the joists. If it is, you probably need more insulation.

  3. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more noticeable and visible to the naked eye or substantial enough to feel drafts leaking in, but sometimes that may not be the case. 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 could 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 inhibiting the comfort of your home. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace repair or other ways to combat heat-loss, give us a ring at 972-938-0033.

 
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