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Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Florissant Home

When it gets cold in Florissant, the last thing you want to have to think about is maintaining a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, it would be mindless and you'd be lounging around on the couch taking in the comfy warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's taking place outside. Of course it may not be that easy, and there are a handful of things that could be taking place in your home that could end up with you scheduling furnace repair or trying to determine why your bill is so high.

There are a host of causes for an uptick in your energy bill, but these are three of the more common ones we normally hear about at B & B 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 lessen the effect that the glass has on your comfy 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 as a result makes your furnace work harder, and may eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily take a look and see 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 may need more insulation.

  3. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more noticeable and visible to the naked eye or big enough to feel drafts sneaking in, but sometimes that may not be what's happening. 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 run more, potentially upping the chance that you'll need furnace repair.

We hope these few 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 call at 314-838-9800 or set up an appointment with us online.