Sources & Solutions for Heat Loss in the Home

February 18, 2015

Residents in Monmouth and Ocean counties have enough to worry about this time of year. Feeling cold in your own homes shouldn’t be added to the list. The winter has already proven to be a rough one, and dealing with heat loss isn’t something homeowners should need to worry about. For many people, however, getting to the bottom of sources that might be causing heat loss can be easier said than done. Fortunately, understanding where and why heat loss most often occurs isn’t as difficult as you might think.

In most cases, heat loss results from air leaks. Common air leak sources include:

  • Crawl spaces
  • Knee walls
  • Wire penetrations
  • Attic openings
  • Plumbing vents
  • Recessed lighting
  • Chimney flues and chases
  • Furnace ducts

If any of the above happen to be suspected sources for heat loss in your home, you can rest easy knowing that there are things that can be done to reverse the problem.

Stopping Heat Loss in its Tracks with Air Sealing & Insulation

When it comes to finding ways to keep heat loss at bay, nothing compares with air sealing and insulating your home. Air sealing ensures that there are no cracks within your home that might allow heat to escape, while insulation helps to improve heat retention. Each can be effective on its own, but are best when combined. Air sealing and insulation are powerful tools for keeping home heat loss from becoming a problem. The result is a more comfortable home and great savings on your energy bills that simply cannot be ignored.

All of this starts, however, with a home energy audit.

Home Energy Audits with Tom Rostron

A professional home energy audit with Tom Rostron is the most logical starting point for tackling heat loss issues within your home. Our team will work to uncover problems that are getting in the way of your home’s heat retention, and we’ll put together a plan detailing what we think needs to be done to fix the issues at hand. A home energy audit is the best way to get a complete view of how your home is functioning as a system, as a complete unit. The information an energy audit provides is nothing short of indispensable.

Don’t let heat loss continue to plague your home. Contact Tom Rostron today to schedule a home energy audit.