Don’t let your heat escape

 

Winter is almost upon us, and here at Buckhorn Heating & Air Conditioning, we want to make sure that you are properly prepared to deal with the cold weather ahead. While your HVAC system may be running perfectly, there is one issue you may not have considered when it comes to keeping your home warm: your windows. The heat that escapes through your home’s windows could be costing you hundreds of dollars every year, and if you don’t take action now things will only get worse.

The best way to handle heat escaping through your windows is to replace them; however we understand that new windows can be rather expensive. Luckily, we have an easy tip that can help reduce the amount of heat lost through your windows this winter. To keep your home a little warmer this season, place clear plastic wrap over your windows. The wrap will act as a sort of budget double pane window, preventing air from leaking out while also insulating the window. If done properly, the plastic wrap is difficult to see and does not detract from the look of your home.

Another winter savings tip is to keep the doors of your home closed as much as possible. Obviously, doors leading outside of your home need to be kept shut as much as possible to prevent warm air from escaping, but it is also beneficial to keep the interior doors of your home closed. By doing this, the hot air produced from your HVAC system will become trapped in each room and heat your home more efficiently.

With these two simple steps, you can greatly increase the efficiency with which your home is heated. Contact us today, and schedule a tune-up for your home’s HVAC system to make sure that it is ready for winter.