Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Locust Home01/15/2016 Having your home warm throughout the Locust winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be reached with no trouble and without concern about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside your home and economize on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can seep from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we usually see at Dynamic Comfort Solutions: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation might be. Older insulation can fade faster and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it should. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can indicate if you need more insulation and keep away from possible future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or large enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t there. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – making your furnace to not drive as hard and reducing the chances of needing furnace repair. Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are an interesting mix. The hot air loses some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes during 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 reasons why your home is wasting heat, there is a good probability that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Dynamic Comfort Solutions are here to provide you with more tricks to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the winter. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to set up your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 704-485-5506 or set up an appointment with us online.