Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Huffman Home

January 15, 2016

When the temperature drops in Huffman, the last thing you want to have to be worried about is keeping a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, 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 easy, and there are a few things that could be happening in your home that could end up with you setting up furnace repair or trying to determine why your bill is so high.

There are a number of causes for a surge in your energy expenses, but these are three of the more common ones we usually hear about at Air Houston Mechanical LLC.

  1. Heat is getting out through the glass of your windows - when hot air comes in to contact with cold glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help decrease the effect that the glass has on your cozy home, be sure 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 lacks insulation. Of course this means you might be losing heat through your attic, which then makes your furnace work harder, and may eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily take a look and see if you have the right amount of insulation by looking in your attic to see if the insulation is below or even with the joists. If it is, you likely need more insulation.

  3. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more obvious and visible to the naked eye or big enough to feel drafts coming in, but sometimes that may not be the situation. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to figure out whether you need to add weather stripping to close up those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps can make your furnace work harder, potentially increasing the chance that you'll need furnace repair.

We hope these three tips can help you identify any problem-spaces in your home that could be diminishing the comfort of your home. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace repair or other ways to lower your heat-loss, give us a ring at 832-224-3887.