Wow, it has been in the 20’s and 30’s at night lately and all of us in Atlanta are running our furnace or heat pump constantly to keep warm and cozy.
However, your home may be losing tons of that heat you’re paying for. So your furnace has to work longer to keep your home warm.
That means higher heating bills for your family.
That’s no good, right? Here are 3 common reasons your home is losing heat every day, and what you can do about it.
Your heated air loses its heat when it comes into contact with the glass in your windows. This is known as convective heat transfer.
Learn how to use your drapes to reduce heat loss:
If you have an older home, you may have one of the 46 million under-insulated homes in the U.S., according to the North American Insulation Manufacturers Association (NAIMA).
This means your home may be losing more heat in the winter through the attic than it should, increasing your heating bills and leaving you chilly.
Follow these steps:
Read our article, How to Know if Your Atlanta Home’s Attic has Enough Insulation to learn more.
“Shut the door; you’re letting all the cold air in!” is something you may have shouted at someone.
But guess what? That cold air may be coming in even if the door is shut!
Yep, air can seep through small gaps around the edges of your doors and windows.
Add weather stripping to your doors and windows to prevent cold air from getting in and hot air from getting out. Doing so will save you up to 30% on your heating and cooling bills, according to Consumerreports.org.
That’s about $152 to $306 off your annual energy costs!
Check out this article on energy.gov on the different types of weather stripping you need to seal different areas of your home.
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