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Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Williamsport Home

Maintaining your home warm during the Williamsport winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be reached easily and without worrying about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in your home and economize on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can seep from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we hear about at Lycoming Heating Company:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation may be. Older insulation can fade faster and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it should. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can tell you if you need more insulation and keep away from possible future furnace repair.

  2. Window or door gaps – breaks 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 easy fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not run as hard and decreasing the chances of needing furnace repair.

  3. Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a fascinating mix. The hot air wastes some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes during the evening hours and pulling back drapes during bright, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss.

While these might not be the only reasons why your home is using up heat, there is a good probability that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Lycoming Heating Company 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 schedule your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 570-326-4450 or schedule an appointment with us online.