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Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Colorado Springs Home

Keeping your home warm during the Colorado Springs winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be reached easily and without concern about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside your home and save money on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it to be able to identify all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we catch at Triton HVAC & Refrigeration:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation might be. Older insulation can fade more rapidly and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it should. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and dodge possible future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – gaps 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 enhancing attic insulation – making your furnace to not run as hard and decreasing the probability 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 extends to a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes during 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 explanations as to why your home is losing heat, there is a good possibility that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Triton HVAC & Refrigeration are here to offer 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 regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 719-332-3458 or set up an appointment with us online.