During the winter season, the last thing you want to think about is heat escaping from your home because it will force your heating equipment to work harder and cost you both energy and money. Below, our team has come up with a few of our favorite solutions to help you prevent home heat loss this season:
Seal Gaps Around Doors and Windows
Once cracks and gaps appear in your home, the air that leaks through will force your heating equipment to work harder then it needs to. While it is impossible to stop all leaks, what you can do is seal the ones causing you the most trouble. These are typically found around the edges of your windows and doors. After you’ve taken care of those, be sure to check your attic and air ducts next.
Check for Proper Attic Insulation
Since heat rises, an attic without sufficient insulation basically acts as an escape hatch. If you’re not sure how to add insulation or how much, then you should definitely hire a qualified technician for the task.
Add Thermal Lining to Curtains/Drapes
If you would prefer not to replace your current windows with energy-efficient windows, then you can simply purchase thermal lining to use with them. This lining is quite adept at preventing heat from escaping. Or, another option is to purchase heavy curtains or drapes that will help hold in the heat.
Seal Your Electrical Outlets
You may not think that electrical outlets will lead to a lot of heat loss, but since there are so many throughout your home, they can definitely contribute to the problem. The first thing you want to do is make sure that the edges are all sealed as much as possible. Then, you can follow that up with placing plastic covers in any of the outlets that aren’t in use.
If you’d like to learn more about how to prevent home heat loss, or if you have any questions related to home comfort, be sure to reach out to the professionals at Beyer Boys. We’ve been servicing the HVAC needs of San Antonio and the surrounding areas for over 25 years.