Don’t Lose Heat From Your House
January 11, 2012
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Heat loss in a home is seldom caused by just one factor, and homeowners are frequently surprised by exactly where heat loss is identified on a Home Energy Audit.
Most people experience overly cool rooms during the winter when they are losing heat. They often try to apply home remedies to address these issues. The problem with this is that the problem is never fixed. Season after season your home could be performing less efficiently. This will certainly have an impact on heating costs. Addressing each individual problem in your home will provide you with more effective and comfortable heating.
New Window Structures
Most people think that windows automatically keep cool air outside and warmth inside. This is not necessarily the case, especially if you have poor window structures. In some cases, the problem could be the window design itself. It may be that your window structure needs to be modified to secure your heat. Finding out the status of your windows could significantly impact efficiency.
Close Your Crawl Space
The crawl space under your house could provide problems as it relates to heating. Depending on whether you have an open space or a wall-vented crawl space, you efficiency could be compromised. This is one of the reasons why homeowners often opt to have these spaces closed. Doing so could not only secure heat but also protect your home from mold, water damage, and other problems.
Make Necessary Repairs
Roof problems and other long-standing issues could cause your home to be colder than normal. Addressing these repairs is a good way to ensure that your house is being heated effectively. In some situations repairs may be minor and easy to address. Major problems will take longer to address and may cost a lot more.
Home efficiency experts can be of great assistance when it comes to keeping heat in your house. These contractors understand how heat is lost and what is the best way to fix these problems. They can also provide you with environmentally sound options like green products to address this issue. Once problem areas are fixed you will enjoy better heating in your home and lower energy bills.