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Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Baltimore Home

Maintaining your home warm during the Baltimore winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be attained 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 cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it to recognize 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 usually see at Quality Refrigeration:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation might be. Older insulation can deteriorate more rapidly and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it needs to. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can tell you if you need more insulation and keep away from possible future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always obvious to the naked eye or great enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t there. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – making 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 loses some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and conveys 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 explanations as to why your home is wasting heat, there is a good possibility that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Quality Refrigeration are here to provide you with more tips to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the colder season. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to set up your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 410-355-6010 or schedule an appointment with us online.