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Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Great Falls Home

When the temperature drops in Great Falls, the last thing you want to have to be worried about is keeping a comfortable home. In an ideal world, it would be mindless and you'd be lounging around on the couch taking in the cozy warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's going on outside. Of course it may not be that straightforward, and there are a handful of things that could be happening 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 costs, but these are three of the more common ones we normally hear about at Falls Mechanical Services LLC.

  1. Heat is going out through the glass of your windows - when hot air comes in to contact with cold glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help lessen the effect that the glass has on your cozy home, be certain that you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows that get light during the day.

  2. Lack of attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it lacks insulation. Of course this means you could be losing heat through your attic, which then makes your furnace work harder, and may eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily check if you have enough 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 apparent and visible to the naked eye or large enough to feel drafts leaking in, but sometimes that may not be the situation. 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 could make your furnace work more than it needs to, potentially increasing the chance that you'll need furnace repair.

We hope these three tips can help you uncover any problem-spaces in your home that could be hurting the comfort of your home. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace repair or other ways to combat heat-loss, give us a shout at 406-761-7283 or arrange an appointment with us online.