Even the world’s most incredible heating system wasn’t designed to heat the great outdoors. And yet, home after home throughout the Boston area, that’s precisely what’s happening. After all, heat escapes through windows, doors, attic insulation, and several other avenues.
To help prevent heat loss while bringing down your home heating costs, we recommend the following preventive measures:
Since we all know that heat rises, it’s not surprising to learn that heat not only can climb into your attic but can keep on going until it exits through your roof. When was the last time you inspected your insulation or had a professional do it for you? Can’t recall? Then it’s a good bet that heat loss is occurring above you and that your insulation needs to be enhanced or replaced.
Window and Door Insulation
When the outdoor temperature dips below freezing, you don’t need an expert to determine that heat may escape through or around windows and doors. You can readily feel the drafts for yourself. So what can a careful homeowner do? Replacing or beefing up window caulking or weather stripping around outside-facing doors can go a long way toward blocking heat loss.
It’s estimated that about 35% of heat loss occurs through your outside-facing walls. So you can enjoy added indoor comfort and significant energy savings by adding insulation inside those walls.
Fireplace, Switches & Outlets
Your fireplace opening provides a clear path for heat loss, especially if the flue is open or not tightly closed. Cover the space with airtight glass doors when your fireplace sits idle to prevent significant heat loss. Warm air can also escape through switches and outlets – you’ll find specially designed insulation at your local hardware store or home center.
How’s your heating system performing? Suppose it’s been a year or more since it’s been checked by a home heating professional. Why not contact Pann Home Service today for reliable performance with a guaranteed upfront price quote…just like always.