Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your the Midlands Home01/15/2016 Having your home warm through the the Midlands winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be achieved easily and without concern about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in your home and economize on your monthly energy bills. It’s important to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we usually see at Alltemp Comfort Services LLC: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation could be. Older insulation can deteriorate more rapidly and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it needs to. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can demonstrate if you need more insulation and dodge possible future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always noticeable 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 quick fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not drive 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 loses some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and releasing drapes during bright, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss. While these might not be the only causes of why your home is using up heat, there is a good possibility that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Alltemp Comfort Services LLC are here to offer you with more tips to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the colder season. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to arrange your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 803-220-0753 or schedule an appointment with us online.