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Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Ontario Home

Keeping your home warm throughout the Ontario winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be achieved with no trouble and without fretting about cold drafts. With routinely scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace within your home and save money on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we usually see at Stan's Heating, Inc :

  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 leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it should. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and keep away from impending future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always noticeable to the naked eye or great enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t present. Weatherstripping can be an quick fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – allowing 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 curious mix. The hot air wastes some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes in the course of 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 reasons why your home is using up heat, there is a good possibility that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Stan's Heating, Inc are here to supply you with more tricks 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 regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 541-889-3987 or schedule an appointment with us online.