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Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Greenville Home

When the temperature drops in Greenville, the last thing you want to have to think about is maintaining a comfortable home. In an ideal world, it would be mindless and you'd be relaxing on the couch taking in the cozy warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's taking place outside. Of course it may not be that easy, and there are a couple things that could be occurring in your home that could end up with you setting up furnace repair or trying to determine 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 normally hear about at Ken Parker Service Inc.

  1. Heat is leaking 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 decrease the effect that the glass has on your cozy home, be sure you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows receiving light during the day.

  2. Insufficient attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it has an insufficient amount of insulation. Of course this means you may be losing heat through your attic, which in-turn makes your furnace work harder, and may eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily look to see if you have plenty 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 case. 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 may make your furnace work more than it needs to, potentially increasing the chance that you'll need furnace repair.

We hope these few tips can help you discover 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 903-883-2829 or schedule an appointment with us online.