Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Rapid City Home

Keeping your home warm during the Rapid City winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be reached easily and without concern about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace within your home and save money on your monthly energy bills. It’s important to recognize 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 Street Heating and Cooling:

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 Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation might be.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

  2. Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always obvious to the naked eye or big enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t present. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – making your furnace to not work as hard and reducing 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 drops some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and releasing drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease this heat loss.

While these might not be the only causes of why your home is losing heat, there is a good possibility that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Street Heating and Cooling are here to offer you with more tricks to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter-long. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to arrange your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 605-206-3915.

 
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