It won’t be long before millions of people across the country will be cranking up the heat to protect them from the cold weather outside. Unfortunately, many households experience a high level of heat loss due to a variety of issues. There are several steps that you can take to fix home heat loss problems, here are a few:
When your heating equipment is running, it’s important that the heated air has few places where it can escape. While you’ll never be able to keep all air leaks at bay, there are a few different places that you can seal, as needed. Two of the most common areas are the edges around your doors and windows. Next, have your HVAC professional check your home’s ductwork and see if there are any holes or rips that need to be repaired. And, finally, take a look in your attic and see if there are any issues there.
It is very common for heat to escape through traditional windows, even if they’re always closed. There are a few ways that you can handle this. First, you can switch out your current windows with energy-efficient options which is by far the most effective choice. Second, you can hang heavy drapes or curtains over the windows. Or, third, you can install thermal lining behind your current drapes or curtains. No matter which option or options are convenient for you, you’ll definitely see a difference.
If you’re searching for a great way to stay warm without succumbing to a substantial amount of heat loss, then the installation of floor heating might be a perfect solution. Yes, this solution is going to be a bit of an undertaking and will cost some money, but homeowners who utilize this option love it. By using heat conductors beneath your feet that warm up each room, it is less likely that a considerable amount of heat will escape.
To learn more about the steps you can take to prevent home heat loss, reach out to the incredible team of HVAC professionals at Jackson & Sons. We’ve been servicing Eastern North Carolina since 1974.