As the winter months close in, now is a great time to start thinking about ways that you can improve your energy efficiency by preventing home heat loss. There are several techniques you can use to make this happen, but we’ve narrowed it down to a few common favorites:
As you can imagine, open doors and windows release a ton of heat and will absolutely devastate your home’s energy efficiency, especially the ones that lead outside. Remember to follow your parents’ instructions and keep them closed as much as possible.
Windows often release a ton of heat outside, which can lead to problems with energy waste and cause your utility bills to increase. Hanging heavy curtains or drapes over all of your windows (and keeping them closed, of course) will go a long way to preventing this.
Every home has air leaks in various places, but if they’re severe, the heat loss can be substantial. The most common areas include around the edges of your doors and windows, so be sure to check for cracks and gaps, and then seal them with either caulking, spray foam, or weatherstripping.
Your home’s ductwork is another common area for air leaks to occur due to tears and holes that have developed over time, and they often go unnoticed for a while. Check for any problem areas and then either fix them yourself or hire a professional.
As stated above, heat can seep through traditional windows quite easily. If you don’t want to close your curtains or drapes all the time, a great option is to replace the windows with energy-efficient models that are designed to hold in the heat.
If you’d like more solutions on how to prevent home heat loss or have any other issues related to home comfort, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the HVAC experts at Powers Heating & Air. We’ve been serving the needs of Peachtree City and the surrounding areas since 2001.