Heat Loss Solutions for the Energy-Efficient Home

Home heat loss is always a possibility during the winter months, which can lead to a big waste of energy if you don’t take steps to prevent it. To help you find a solution to this potential problem, we’ve listed a few helpful heat loss tips below.

Close Doors and Windows

If you’re the type of person who is constantly leaving doors and windows open, then you are definitely allowing heat to escape. Maintaining household rules to keep those things closed as much as possible will go a long way to preventing heat loss, especially when it comes to windows and doors that lead outside.

Check for Leaks Around Windows and Doors

Cracks and gaps that cause air leaks can happen in numerous spots throughout your home, but two of the most common areas are around your windows and doors. Check these areas for any such problems and then seal them with weatherstripping, caulking, or spray foam to help prevent heat loss.

Seal Air Leaks in the Ducts

Your ductwork acts as an essential conduit for the heating of your home, which means any damage that occurs to the ducts can cause a severe amount of heat loss. Sealing any tears or holes in your ducts will go a long way to ensuring proper heat distribution.

Switch to Energy-Efficient Windows 

It may come as a surprise to many homeowners that traditional windows will actually allow a lot of heat to escape from your household. You can fix this problem by replacing your current windows with energy-efficient types that will keep the heat contained.

Put Up Heavy Drapes or Curtains

The use of heavy curtains or drapes will help stop heat from seeping through the window and exiting your home. If you would prefer not to replace your current coverings, then another option is to purchase thermal lining and use that in conjunction with what you already have in place.

For more professional advice on home heat loss or other HVAC topics, please contact NisAir Air Conditioning and Heating. Our incredible technicians have been serving Martin, Palm Beach, and Indian River Counties since 1973.

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