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Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Plover Home

When it gets cold in Plover, the last thing you want to have to be worried about is maintaining a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, it would be mindless and you'd be relaxing on the couch soaking in the cozy warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's going on outside. Of course it may not be that easy, and there are a few things that could be taking place in your home that could end up with you setting up furnace repair or trying to decipher why your bill is so high.

There are a number of causes for an uptick in your energy bill, but these are three of the more common ones we typically hear about at Point Heating & Cooling.

  1. Heat is getting out through the glass of your windows - when hot air contacts the cold glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help reduce the effect that the glass has on your cozy home, be sure you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows getting light during the day.

  2. Lack of attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it lacks insulation. Of course this means you may be losing heat through your attic, which then makes your furnace work harder, and may eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily look to see if you have plenty of insulation by looking in your attic to see if the insulation is below or even with the joists. If it is, you likely need more insulation.

  3. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more apparent and visible to the naked eye or large enough to feel drafts coming in, but sometimes that may not be the situation. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to figure out whether you need to add weather stripping to take care of those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps may make your furnace work more than it needs to, potentially increasing the chance that you'll need furnace repair.

We hope these couple tips can help you discover any problem-spaces in your home that could be inhibiting the comfort of your home. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace repair or other ways to lower your heat-loss, give us a call at 715-345-1979 or arrange an appointment with us online.