The chilly winter winds can make the coastal region of Georgia seem even colder than it is. One of the biggest concerns after heating your home is to reduce home heat loss. Heat loss can overwork your furnace and make it harder to keep your home warm.

Consider these tips when trying to trap the heat in your house:

  • Seal air leaks. Air leaks can be found all over the home. Most of the time they’re located in attics, basements and in rooms on the outward portion of the home. In attics, air leaks can be found around ventilation, roof joists and any cracks or damaged sections leading outside. Basements lose heat through cracks in the foundation, ventilation and access points leading outside. The outer rooms of your home lose heat through improperly sealed windows and doors. Seal up air leaks with caulking or repair larger holes in your home with plywood or other sturdy material.
  • Update windows and doors to reduce home heat loss. Double pane windows will help save a lot of heat from escaping your home. Sturdy doors that are either solid or have a layer of insulation inside can also help reduce heat loss. You should also consider installing storm windows and doors. This adds a second defensive line to keeping heat inside. Make sure to seal the windows and doors properly when installing.
  • Insulation plays a big role in keeping your home warm. While the insulation in the walls is very important, insulation can also be wrapped around pipes and ductwork to reduce heat loss. All pipes should be wrapped with a layer of pipe insulation. This can keep the heat in and help prevent pipes from freezing. Ductwork that’s insulated will keep the heated air leading into your home warm, making your heater’s job easier.

Staying warm during the winter is vital. By reducing home heat loss, you can be more comfortable and save some money while heating your home. For more information about heat loss, contact Byrd Heating and Air Conditioning. We proudly serve Savannah and surrounding areas.

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