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How to Trap Heat in Your Home

How to Trap Heat in Your Home

According to the Department of Energy, the ideal temperature for energy savings is 68°F when you’re awake and moving around your house and even lower when you’re asleep. But is 68°F the ideal temperature for comfort? Especially on those cold and chilly nights. For most people, the answer is no. However, to get your home to the temperature and comfort levels you desire, you could end up spending a lot more money on your energy bills than you would like.

Instead, focus your energy on trapping the heat you’ve generated inside of your home, rather than letting it go to waste.

Insulation

Did you know that nearly 35% of the heat inside of your home escapes through your walls? The rest is lost through your roof, doors, windows, and even your floor. While you can never fully eliminate this heat loss, you can decrease it significantly.

Increasing the insulation in your home is imperative when you’re trying to trap heat inside of your house. The main areas of your home that might need extra insulation include:

  • Attic or loft area

  • Walls, especially cavity walls

  • Garage

Window Caulking

Window and door frames are often forgotten parts of the home, but they could be costing you a lot of money. While your HVAC unit is working hard to pump out hot air for your home, that air is finding all kinds of cracks and gaps to seep through, wasting your hot air and your money.

Caulking, which is a flexible, rubbery material, can be added to the problem areas around your doors and windows to stop the hot air from leaving your home.

If you’ve checked all of these steps off of your list and you still can’t seem to keep your house warm, then you might be facing a problem with the HVAC unit. For all of your heating repairs, maintenance, and questions, don’t hesitate to contact the experts at My Guy Heating & Air!

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