Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Omaha Home

Maintaining your home warm throughout the Omaha winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be achieved easily and without concern about cold drafts. With routinely scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside your home and economize on your monthly energy bills. It’s important to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we usually see at The Frazier Company:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation might be. Older insulation can fade faster and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it needs to. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can indicate if you need more insulation and avoid possible future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always obvious to the naked eye or big 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 – preparing your furnace to not drive as hard and reducing the odds of needing furnace repair.

  3. Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are an interesting mix. The hot air drops some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes through the evening hours and opening drapes during sunny, 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 chance that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at The Frazier Company 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 set up your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 402-896-5900.

 
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