Easy and Effective Ways to Protect Your Home From Heat Loss in Winter

There is no real magic to preventing heat loss in the winter. If you live in an older home with a limited amount of insulation, there is a good chance that you could be faced with this problem. Heat loss can not only cause your home to feel colder than it is, but it can also cause your heating bills to skyrocket. Indeed, why blast your heat while most of it will escape anyways? Moreover, there are a few different ways to find out whether your home is losing heat. For instance, if you live in a home that is fifty, or more, years old – there is a good chance that you will have some kind of heat loss. You may also be able to feel for drafts along the window or door frames, which can also cause heat loss. Here are some easy and effective ways to protect your home from heat loss in the winter.

First and foremost, you may want to do something about your windows and doors. Any entry way or access to the outdoors is bound to have some sort of air leak, especially if it is an old home. So, it is critical to seal up the door frames and window frames with caulking to prevent air from getting in and out. You may also want to double pane the windows, especially if you live in a cold climate. Double pane windows can be incredibly effective when it comes to insulation.

Also, you may want to re-insulate your home. One of the most important places you want to re-insulate is in your attic. Out of all the other areas of your home, the attic is the one place where air escapes. However, if you insulate your attic, you can effectively cause the heat to rise and then fall back down again, thus heating the whole home evenly.

You may also want to re-insulate the walls in your home. If you live in a particularly old home, you want to make sure to use foam insulation. Using foam insulation will allow you to bypass any invasive construction. Basically, with foam insulation you can literally blow the insulation into the walls, which can be incredibly effective and it can help warm your home my multiple degrees. If you live in an old home and in a region where it gets cold in the winter, you may need to take this measure.

Lastly, you may want to rethink your HVAC system. Sometimes, HVAC systems can be too big or small for a home. If you are deciding between a ductless or central air conditioner, or a ductless heating system, you may want to measure the square feet of your home first. If you live in a one bedroom, or studio, you may only need a small, ductless system. However, if you live in a bigger home, you may need to install ductwork to fully heat the dimensions of your home. Why pay for utilities if your heating system isn’t providing the right amount of warmth?

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