Ever wonder why you still get a high heating bill even when you have an efficient and well-maintained heating system? Well, the culprit probably lies behind the corners of your home.
What is heat loss?
Heat loss happens when air finds escape from the floors, doors and windows, attics and other parts of your home. It tells you what kind of upgrade you should install in your home to secure your heating comfort. Say for instance, if the heat loss coming from your floor heating is low, your heating system is enough to warm your home. If the heat loss is high, then you need to think of ways to reduce heat for it affects the efficiency of your system.
How can you prevent heat loss?
Stop-up the chimney. They usher warm air out and cold air in, 24 hours a day. You can effectively seal a fireplace chimney with a quality flue-top damper or a balloon-type plug.
Insulate your home.
Much heat is lost in your floors, walls and especially the attic. Improving your insulation is a good way to combat heat loss. There are different types of home insulation to choose from. Just be sure to install one that fits your home’s requirement. Insulate your windows and doors too. There are possible escapes from the corners that may allow heat to pass through.
Air leaks go hand in hand with home insulation. The reason why you’re upgrading the insulation is to get rid of that leaks that cause heat to escape. There are over the market products which you can use to seal those leaks.
Use efficient heating methods.
Don’t be afraid to invest in efficient heating methods such as underfloor heating because they help reduce heat and loss and minimize your heating bill. You can also be effective in reducing heat loss by checking your daily routines.
Heat loss can be a stress, but these easy tips can give you good comfort throughout the winter season.