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Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your East Hanover Home

Maintaining your home warm through the East Hanover winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be attained easily and without worrying about cold drafts. With routinely scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in your home and save money on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can seep from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we catch at Effective Service Group, LLC.:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation could be. Older insulation can decline faster and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it has to. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can demonstrate if you need more insulation and keep away from impending future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or big enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t around. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not drive as hard and decreasing the odds 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 drops some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes in the course of the evening hours and pulling back drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease this heat loss.

While these might not be the only reasons why your home is using up heat, there is a good possibility that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Effective Service Group, LLC. 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 arrange your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 973-884-0065 or arrange an appointment with us online.