Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Oxford Home

Keeping your home warm during the Oxford winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be attained 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 cut back 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 hear about at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation may be. Older insulation can decline quicker and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it should. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can demonstrate 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 present. Weatherstripping can be an quick fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not work 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 a curious mix. The hot air loses some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes during the evening hours and opening drapes during bright, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease this heat loss.

While these might not be the only reasons why your home is losing heat, there is a good chance that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. are here to provide 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 arrange your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 662-281-1231.

 
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