Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Shreveport Home

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When temps drop in Shreveport, the last thing you want to have to think about is keeping a comfortable home. Ideally, it would be mindless and you'd be hanging out on the couch taking in the toasty warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's happening outside. Of course it may not be that straightforward, and there are a couple things that could be taking place in your home that could end up with you scheduling furnace repair or trying to figure out why your bill is so high.

There are a number of causes for an increase in your energy bill, but these are three of the more common ones we typically hear about at Moon's Air.

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

  2. Not enough attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it doesn't have enough insulation. Of course this means you might be losing heat through your attic, which as a result makes your furnace work harder, and may eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily check if you have the right amount 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 noticeable and visible to the naked eye or substantial 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 seal those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps could 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 identify any problem-spaces in your home that could be hurting the comfort of your home. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace repair or other ways to reduce heat-loss, give us a ring at 318-671-5355 or arrange an appointment with us online.

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