How To Prevent Heat Loss in Your Home

How To Prevent Heat Loss in Your Home
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    Everyone loves a warm, cozy home during the winter months, but a warm house doesn't automatically happen.

    There's a lot more to it than that, and one of the most significant issues that homeowners face is heat loss in their homes.

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The good news is that there are plenty of ways to avoid this, and some solutions are even DIY. Let’s look at how to prevent heat loss in your home.

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Many people don’t realize how much heat escapes from their homes from exposed surfaces such as the roof, windows, doors, and walls.

The lower level is another big culprit for heat loss, which is why it’s important to insulate your basement as well as other susceptible areas of your home.

The best way to start this process is by getting a comprehensive energy analysis. This analysis is one of the best ways to find and prevent heat loss in your home.

Many states offer programs to help with this, and the credits you earn by implementing these procedures could save you money.

Chimneys

If have a chimney that you’re not using, chances are, it’s costing you money by leaking heat. Think about having it capped, but make sure you have it professionally evaluated first.

Windows

Windows are among the biggest heat-leakers in most houses, so they should be as new as possible and with the highest possible energy rating.

Radiators

If you have radiators in your house, you should check them regularly. Check carefully for cold spots on the radiators’ surface. These are signs you need to bleed your radiators to release air, which will help your heating system work more efficiently.

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Another way to help your radiators work more efficiently is to place radiator shelves above them. These shelves will keep heat from rising straight up to the ceiling, which means an efficiently heated living space. These shelves are readily available online and at retail stores, so they’re relatively easy DIY projects.

Flooring Gaps

If you live in an older home with hardwood floors, you may need to seal up some of the gaps in the floorboards. You can use several materials to fill these gaps. You can also add rugs to prevent additional heat loss.

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Curtains

Curtains with a thermal lining are great for reducing heat loss. Or you can hang heavy curtains in rooms where heat loss is prominent.

Stay warm this cold-weather season by following these tips for preventing heat loss in your home. You’ll be snug and warm in no time!

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