Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Humble Home01/15/2016 Maintaining your home warm during the Humble winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be achieved effortlessly and without concern about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace within your home and cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we hear about at Air Houston Mechanical LLC: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation could be. Older insulation can deteriorate quicker and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it needs to. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can indicate if you need more insulation and avoid impending future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – openings 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 around. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not run 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 wastes some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes during the evening hours and pulling back drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss. While these might not be the only explanations as to why your home is losing heat, there is a good possibility that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Air Houston Mechanical LLC are here to offer 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 schedule your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 832-777-1521 or schedule an appointment with us online.