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Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Bountiful Home

When it gets cold in Bountiful, the last thing you want to have to think about is maintaining a comfortable home. In an ideal world, it would be mindless and you'd be lounging around 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 straightforward, and there are a handful of things that could be happening in your home that could end up with you scheduling furnace repair or trying to decipher why your bill is so high.

There are a host of causes for an increase in your energy expenses, but these are three of the more common ones we usually hear about at Craig's Appliance Heating & Cooling.

  1. Heat is leaking 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 comfy 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 has an insufficient amount of insulation. Of course this means you could be losing heat through your attic, which as a result 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 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 likely need more insulation.

  3. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more noticeable and visible to the naked eye or big enough to feel drafts coming in, but sometimes that may not be the situation. 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 may make your furnace run more, potentially upping the chance that you'll need furnace repair.

We hope these few tips can help you identify any problem-spaces in your home that could be inhibiting the comfort of your home. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace repair or other ways to reduce heat-loss, give us a call at 801-295-3357 or schedule an appointment with us online.