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Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Wisconsin Rapids Home

Keeping your home warm during the Wisconsin Rapids winters is critical 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 with no trouble 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 save money on your monthly energy bills. It’s important to be able to identify all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we catch at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation could be. Older insulation can decline faster and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it has to. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can demonstrate if you need more insulation and keep away from possible 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 quick fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not run as hard and decreasing the odds 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 wastes 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 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 chance that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc are here to supply you with more advice 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 715-421-5555 or arrange an appointment with us online.