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Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Carson City Home

When it gets cold in Carson City, the last thing you want to have to worry 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 toasty warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's going on outside. Of course it may not be that simple, and there are a handful of things that could be taking place in your home that could end up with you setting up furnace repair or trying to figure out why your bill is so high.

There are a host of causes for a surge in your energy bill, but these are three of the more common ones we normally hear about at Anderson Heating & A/C.

  1. Heat is leaking 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 that get light during the day.

  2. Not enough attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it has an insufficient amount of insulation. Of course this means you may be losing heat through your attic, which in-turn makes your furnace work harder, and might eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily check if you have enough insulation by looking in your attic to see if the insulation is below or even with the joists. If it is, you probably need more insulation.

  3. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more obvious and visible to the naked eye or substantial enough to feel drafts coming in, but sometimes that may not be the case. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to determine whether you need to add weather stripping to close up those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps could make your furnace run more, 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 diminishing the comfort of your home. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace repair or other ways to reduce heat-loss, give us a shout at 775-882-8154 or set up an appointment with us online.