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Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Chadron Home

When the temperature drops in Chadron, 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 enjoying the comfy warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's taking place outside. Of course it may not be that simple, and there are a few things that could be happening in your home that could end up with you setting up furnace repair or trying to decipher why your bill is so high.

There are a host of causes for an uptick in your energy costs, but these are three of the more common ones we usually hear about at MPC Heating & Cooling.

  1. Heat is getting out through the glass of your windows - when hot air touches the cold glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help lessen the effect that the glass has on your comfy home, be sure 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 doesn't have enough 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 apparent and visible to the naked eye or large enough to feel drafts coming in, but sometimes that may not be the case. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to decide 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 run more, potentially boosting the chance that you'll need furnace repair.

We hope these couple tips can help you identify 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 308-432-5301 or arrange an appointment with us online.