It takes a lot of energy to heat your home in Ocean City, NJ, in the winter, but did you know that there are some areas where your home loses heat? Here are a few places where heat may be escaping from your home.
1. Windows and Doors
Cracks in your windows and doors can let heat escape your home. The loss is worse in the winter when the cold air outside can seep through.
Check your windows and doors for cracks or gapless seals and add weatherstripping or caulking to these areas to help reduce heat loss. Proper plumbing installation can also help eliminate these problem areas.
2. External Walls
Insulation on your walls keeps heat from escaping through the cracks. However, heat can escape if there are any gaps in your insulation or if the insulation is old. You can add more insulation to your walls or replace old insulation to help keep heat in your home.
3. Attics and Basements
The attic and basement provide easy access for heat to escape from your home. Ensure these areas are properly insulated and seal any cracks or gaps. You may also consider adding a vapor barrier to these areas to help keep moisture out and prevent heat loss.
Rising hot air from your heated home can escape through the ceiling to the cold attic space. Properly insulate ceilings with fiberglass, wool, or cellulose to help keep heat in your home. You may also consider adding a vapor barrier to the ceiling to help keep moisture out and prevent heat loss.
If you have hardwood or tile floors, some of the heat from your home can escape through them. Carpeting can help insulate your floors and prevent heat loss. You may also want to add rugs or mats in high-traffic areas to help keep heat in your home.
By taking a few simple steps, you can help reduce the amount of heat that escapes from your home and keep your home warmer this winter. If you need heating system repairs, maintenance, or a new installation, contact Jenkins and Sons Plumbing & Heating. Our professionals can provide you with all the HVAC services you need to help keep your home warm this winter.
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