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Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Holdrege Home

When it gets cold in Holdrege, the last thing you want to have to think about is keeping a comfortable home. In an ideal world, it would be mindless and you'd be hanging out on the couch enjoying the cozy warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's happening outside. Of course it may not be that straightforward, and there are a couple things that could be taking place in your home that could end up with you arranging furnace repair or trying to determine why your bill is so high.

There are a host of causes for a surge in your energy costs, but these are three of the more common ones we usually hear about at Durable Service .

  1. Heat is getting 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 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 lacks insulation. Of course this means you might be losing heat through your attic, which then makes your furnace work harder, and could eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily take a look and 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 obvious and visible to the naked eye or big enough to feel drafts coming in, but sometimes that may not be what's happening. 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 work harder, potentially increasing 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 diminishing the comfort of your home. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace repair or other ways to lower your heat-loss, give us a call at 308-995-8177 or arrange an appointment with us online.