You won’t have to dread winter in your St. Louis, Missouri, home if you keep up with a few maintenance tasks. Fortifying your home’s envelope and reducing stress on your heating system will help you to tackle cold air in your home during the winter season.

Seal Air Leaks

You might be surprised at how much cold air seeps into your home from outside. This cold air not only makes it hard for you to stay warm, but it also causes your heater to work harder. The extra demand on your heating system will result in greater energy consumption. You can help to increase heating efficiency and manage your energy bills by monitoring these three main areas of concern:

  • Windows – Check for openings around windows and seal any leaks with caulk or weatherstripping.
  • Doors – Weatherstripping also works effectively around doors. Caulk can be sued to seal gaps between the trip and the doorframes.
  • Chimney – When the fireplace is not in use, used a chimney balloon to seal it to prevent the air from your furnace from escaping.
  • The materials used to seal air leaks are inexpensive and can be easily applied. These are simple DIY tasks that don’t take a lot of time.

    Check Your Insulation

    Having the right type and amount of insulation in the right places can make a big difference in indoor comfort this winter. Insulation reduces the transfer of heat so that you won’t lose valuable heated air to places like the basement or attic. Your contractor will determine the areas in your home that can benefit from an insulation upgrade.

    Consult the Experts

    Your reliable technicians at Averill Heating & Air, will provide expert consultation services. We look forward to helping you address heating challenges in your home with tried and true methods. You can also count on us for energy-efficient heating systems and proven heating repair services. Call us today at (314) 427-3825 for easy solutions that keep you comfortable and help you to save all winter long.

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