Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Mount Pleasant Home

When temps drop in Mount Pleasant, the last thing you want to have to be worried about is maintaining a comfortable home. In an ideal world, it would be mindless and you'd be relaxing on the couch soaking in the comfy 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 happening in your home that could end up with you arranging furnace repair or trying to figure out why your bill is so high.

There are a variety of causes for an increase 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 going out through the glass of your windows - when hot air contacts the cold glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help decrease 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. Not enough attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it doesn't have enough insulation. Of course this means you might be losing heat through your attic, which in-turn makes your furnace work harder, and might eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily look to see if you have enough 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 case. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to figure out whether you need to add weather stripping to take care of those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps could make your furnace work harder, potentially upping the chance that you'll need furnace repair.

We hope these three tips can help you uncover any problem-spaces in your home that could be hurting the comfort of your home. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace repair or other ways to combat heat-loss, give us a shout at 843-485-0967.

 
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