Heating / December 17, 2015

Ways to Prevent Heat Loss in Your Home

There are plenty of benefits to having a warm home. Cost is the main advantage, as wasted heat is, quite frankly, just burning through your wallet. Good health is another benefit of a warm home, as a cold living space can yield health problems for you and your family. Plus, a warm home is simply more comfortable.

How Does Heat Escape?

Houses are often full of holes through which heat escapes. This means that no matter how efficient your heating system is, a home will lose some of that heat almost immediately, resulting in a waste of energy and money. In fact, even small gaps in window frames, doors, ceilings and floors allow valuable heat to leak outside.

Thankfully, there are ways to prevent heat loss in your home. Let’s explore the ways.

Easy, Everyday Tips to Fight the Chill

There are simple, everyday tips that you can use to keep your home feeling as it should be—warm and cozy. By closing your curtains slightly before dark, you’re able to keep heat in and ensure that your house is warmer after the sun sets. Even more, consider getting curtains that extend from the curtain rod to the floor to keep as much heat in as possible. Next, keep doors closed where you can, and use draft excluders at the bottom to prevent heat from escaping beneath the door.

Long-Term Fixes to Consider

If you want to keep your home warm and lower your heating bills for good, your house needs to be fully and properly insulated. Although there is the cost to consider, the savings you will make on your energy bill will more than make up for it. The first place to start is your loft. Why? Well, hot air rises, so this is the primary place that heat is lost.

Attic insulation is an important step to conserving energy (and saving money) in your home. Your home potentially loses 40% of the energy you use on heating and cooling through the ceiling. With proper attic insulation, homeowners can conserve energy and save up to 20% on their heating and cooling bills. While there are many different type of insulating and the cost will vary depending on which one you choose, adding a layer of insulation will help keep your home warm and comfortable, all season long.

Turn to the Experts at Mauzy

There are many things that you can do to stop heat from escaping your home. It is well worth the investment, so that you and your family can live comfortably and reduce your energy bills substantially.

At Mauzy Heating, Air & Solar, we offer insulation for your attic with the Force II Insulation System. This expanding, blown-in insulation is Energy Star rated, and is a no-mess, economical and environmentally responsible way to save energy, money, and get the most out of your heating and air conditioning system.

Mauzy HVAC has been providing superb HVAC services for over three generations in San Diego and the surrounding area. Give us a call today at 619-448-9545 to obtain a free estimate on installing a state-of-the-art insulation system in your home!


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