by Zona on December 30, 2013

Tips On Keeping Your Home Warm During the Winter

 

Indianapolis HeatingDo you find yourself feeling a cold draft in your house even though the heat is on full blast? Thousands of homeowners each winter waste heat that they are paying good money for. Luckily there are some simple professional services that can help you maximize efficiency when heating your home.

The main cause of heat loss stems from insulation. When was the last time that you had your home’s insulation checked by a professional? One of the biggest mistakes people make is thinking that insulation is too trivial of a problem to have resolved by a professional. The reality is that this could not be further from the truth. DIY home insulation often results in an incomplete job that doesn’t save much money at all. By hiring a professional you will ensure that everything is done to maximize heating efficiency. They will use industry techniques and materials that will make sure your windows and doors are airtight, which will save you hundreds and hundreds of dollars each winter.

Another main cause of heat loss stems from the design of the house itself. One of the most costly design flaws when it comes to keeping the home warm is unusually large windows. While large bay windows in your living room may be visually appealing, the truth is that they are a nightmare when it comes to insulation. Essentially, they provide an entire wall that has the potential to allow heat to escape the comforting confines of your living room. Even hiring a professional insulation service may not keep the drafts from these types of windows from entering the house, especially in older homes. The best way to deal with this is having your windows replaced. Sure this sounds like an expensive investment in the short term; however, it is a long term investment that will save you hundreds of dollars every single winter. Do some research and see what your best options are and then get the job done in the summer months.

When it comes to keeping your home warm, having your home professionally insulated is the quickest and easiest way to maximize your home’s heating efficiency.

Are you looking for a reliable heating technician in the Indianapolis area? Call Griesemer Plumbing & Mechanical Services at (317) 881-9536 and schedule a service call today!

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