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Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area Home

Keeping your home warm during the Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be reached easily and without worrying about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside 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 escape from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we usually see at Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling:

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 Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be.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

  2. Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or great enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t around. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – making your furnace to not run as hard and reducing the chances of needing furnace repair.

  3. Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a curious 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. Closing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and releasing drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help lessen this heat loss.

While these might not be the only explanations as to 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 pros at Air Unlimited 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 regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 816-286-7258 or set up an appointment with us online.