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Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Vancouver Home

Keeping your home warm through the Vancouver winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be reached effortlessly and without fretting about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace within your home and cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable to be able to identify all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we catch at Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC:

  1. Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be. Older insulation can deteriorate more rapidly and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it should. Inspecting 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 – gaps or holes aren’t always obvious to the naked eye or great enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t around. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – making your furnace to not run as hard and decreasing the odds 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 reaches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and releasing drapes during luminous, 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 situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC are here to offer you with more tricks to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter-long. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to set up your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 360-571-5100 or set up an appointment with us online.