Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Des Moines Home

Maintaining your home warm during the Des Moines winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be attained effortlessly and without worrying about cold drafts. With routinely scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in your home and cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we usually see at Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation could be. Older insulation can deteriorate more rapidly and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it should. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can tell you if you need more insulation and avoid possible future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – breaks 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 present. Weatherstripping can be an quick fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not work as hard and decreasing the chances of needing furnace repair.

  3. Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are an interesting mix. The hot air drops some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes during the evening hours and opening 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 wasting heat, there is a good chance that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling are here to offer you with more tricks to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the colder season. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to set up your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 515-207-6569.

 
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