Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Ballwin Home01/15/2016 Having your home warm through the Ballwin winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be attained with no trouble and without worrying about cold drafts. With routinely scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside your home and save money on your monthly energy bills. It’s important to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we catch at Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be. Older insulation can decline quicker and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it has to. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and dodge impending future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or big 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 odds 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 conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and pulling back drapes during bright, daylight hours in the winter can help lessen this heat loss. While these might not be the only explanations as to why your home is using up heat, there is a good chance that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Holiday Heating & Air Conditioning are here to supply you with more tricks to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter-long. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to set up your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 636-391-7377 or set up an appointment with us online.