Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Augusta Home01/15/2016 Maintaining your home warm throughout the Augusta winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be achieved with no trouble and without fretting about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in your home and economize on your monthly energy bills. It’s important 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 more common forms we hear about at McCune Heating & Cooling: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation could be. Older insulation can fade more rapidly and cause those leakages 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 demonstrate if you need more insulation and dodge possible future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or great 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 increasing attic insulation – making your furnace to not work as hard and reducing the chances 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 touches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes through the evening hours and releasing drapes during sunny, 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 possibility that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at McCune Heating & Cooling are here to provide 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 annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 316-733-9123 or arrange an appointment with us online.