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Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Corpus Christi Home

Having your home warm throughout the Corpus Christi winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be achieved with no trouble and without worrying about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside your home and economize on your monthly energy bills. It’s important to be able to identify all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can seep from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we hear about at McNatt Inc:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation could be. Older insulation can fade more rapidly and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it needs to. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can tell you if you need more insulation and dodge potential future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always noticeable to the naked eye or great enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t present. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not work as hard and decreasing the chances of needing furnace repair.

  3. Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a fascinating mix. The hot air wastes some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and releasing drapes during bright, daylight hours in the winter can help lessen this heat loss.

While these might not be the only causes of why your home is losing heat, there is a good chance that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at McNatt Inc are here to supply you with more tips to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter-long. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to set up your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 361-888-4808 or arrange an appointment with us online.