Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your West Valley City Home

Keeping your home warm during the West Valley City winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be reached effortlessly and without worrying about cold drafts. With routinely scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside your home and cut back 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 catch at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation could be. Older insulation can deteriorate more rapidly and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it should. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can indicate if you need more insulation and avoid possible future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or big enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t there. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not run as hard and lowering 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 conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes during the evening hours and pulling back drapes during sunny, 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 using up heat, there is a good possibility that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning are here to supply 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 routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 801-305-4777.

 
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