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Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Mount Pleasant Home

When temps drop in Mount Pleasant, the last thing you want to have to worry about is keeping a comfortable home. Ideally, it would be mindless and you'd be relaxing on the couch soaking in the cozy warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's going on outside. Of course it may not be that straightforward, and there are a handful of things that could be taking place in your home that could end up with you arranging 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 Olde Towne Heating & Air.

  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 reduce the effect that the glass has on your comfortable home, be certain that you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows that get light during the day.

  2. Lack of attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it lacks insulation. Of course this means you could be losing heat through your attic, which then makes your furnace work harder, and might eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily check 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 may need more insulation.

  3. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more noticeable and visible to the naked eye or substantial enough to feel drafts sneaking 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 could make your furnace work harder, potentially increasing the chance that you'll need furnace repair.

We hope these couple tips can help you uncover any problem-spaces in your home that could be inhibiting the comfort of your home. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace repair or other ways to reduce heat-loss, give us a shout at 843-856-1433 or schedule an appointment with us online.