Your gas furnace or Heating & A/C plan will work more efficiently if you minimize heat loss.
- Your heating bills will increase significantly if heat escapes from your house.
If you want to reduce your electric bills or keep the house warmer, you need to minimize heat loss. Heat escapes through doors, windows, gaps, or because your gas furnace or Heating & A/C is malfunctioning. The windows can be frosty due to the outside temperatures, & when hot air comes in contact with them, they affect the internal air by lowering heat. Ensure that your curtains are closed during the eveningtime hours & that your windows are getting sunlight each day before reopening them to further limit that influence. Keep your house hot by minimizing heat loss through windows. Older properties may not have enough insulation. The attic might be losing heat, forcing your gas furnace to work harder than it should, & possibly requiring gas furnace repair. If you don’t minimize heat loss here, your electric bill will increase significantly. Inspect the insulation in the attic to see if it is even with the joists or below them. You will actually need to install some additional insulation if it is below them. Occasionally, gaps between windows & doors are more noticeable & visible to the human eye, or wide enough to guess gusts flowing in, however not typically. Check your doors & windows to see if any gaps need to be filled with weather sealing, then like attic insulation, gaps in your windows & doors can make your gas furnace work harder, increasing the likelihood of it chopping down.