Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Oxford Home

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Maintaining your home warm during the Oxford winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be achieved effortlessly and without worrying about cold drafts. With routinely scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in your home and save money on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable 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 hear about at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be. Older insulation can decline faster and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it should. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and avoid potential future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or large 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 – allowing 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 an interesting mix. The hot air drops some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes through the evening hours and pulling back drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease 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 scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. are here to provide you with more tips to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the colder season. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to schedule your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 662-350-0343.

 
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