Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Carson City Home01/15/2016 Having your home warm throughout the Carson City winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be reached with no trouble and without fretting about cold drafts. With routinely scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside your home and cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s important 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 more common forms we usually see at Anderson Heating & A/C: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation might be. Older insulation can deteriorate more rapidly and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it has to. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can tell you if you need more insulation and keep away from potential future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always noticeable to the naked eye or large enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t around. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – making your furnace to not run 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 curious 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 in the course of the evening hours and opening drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease this heat loss. While these might not be the only causes of 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 Anderson Heating & A/C are here to supply 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 arrange your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 775-882-8154 or schedule an appointment with us online.