Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Saint Peters Home01/15/2016 Maintaining your home warm through the Saint Peters winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be reached with no trouble and without concern about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in your home and cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable to be able to identify all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can seep from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we catch at C-N-O Comfort Zone: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be. Older insulation can deteriorate quicker and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it should. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can indicate if you need more insulation and avoid possible future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always noticeable 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 simple fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not run as hard and decreasing 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 conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes during the evening hours and releasing drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease this heat loss. While these might not be the only explanations as to why your home is wasting heat, there is a good chance that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at C-N-O Comfort Zone are here to supply 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 636-578-1777 or schedule an appointment with us online.