Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Lexington Home

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Maintaining your home warm throughout the Lexington winters is vital 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 easily and without concern about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace within your home and cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we hear about at Kelley Mechanical:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be. Older insulation can fade faster and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it should. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and dodge impending future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or large enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t there. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not drive as hard and lowering the odds 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. Closing window drapes through the evening hours and releasing drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss.

While these might not be the only explanations as to why your home is using up heat, there is a good chance that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Kelley Mechanical 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 arrange your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 859-209-3003.

 
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