Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your South Beloit and Belvidere Home01/15/2016 Keeping your home warm throughout the South Beloit and Belvidere winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are routes 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 within your home and save money on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it to be able to identify all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we usually see at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation may be. Older insulation can deteriorate quicker and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it has to. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and keep away from possible 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 there. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not run as hard and lowering the odds of needing furnace repair. Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are an interesting mix. The hot air drops some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes in the course of the evening hours and releasing 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 experts at Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc. 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 routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 877-389-2465 or set up an appointment with us online.