Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Groves Home01/15/2016 Having your home warm during the Groves winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be reached easily and without worrying about cold drafts. With routinely scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in your home and save money on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we catch at Air Solutions, Inc: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation could be. Older insulation can deteriorate more rapidly and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it needs to. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can tell you if you need more insulation and dodge potential future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always obvious to the naked eye or great enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t present. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not work as hard and reducing the probability of needing furnace repair. Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a fascinating mix. The hot air drops some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes through the evening hours and releasing drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease this heat loss. While these might not be the only causes of why your home is using up heat, there is a good probability that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Air Solutions, Inc are here to offer you with more tips to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter-long. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to arrange your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 409-962-2476 or arrange an appointment with us online.