Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Winchester Home01/15/2016 Keeping your home warm during the Winchester winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be achieved easily and without concern about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside your home and save money 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of the more common forms we hear about at Thornberry Bros Inc: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation could be.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 working harder than it should. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and avoid potential future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – breaks 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 present. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – making your furnace to not work 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 wastes some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes through the evening hours and pulling back drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help lessen this heat loss. While these might not be the only reasons why your home is using up heat, there is a good possibility that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Thornberry Bros Inc are here to offer you with more tips to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter-long. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to arrange your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 859-745-1564 or arrange an appointment with us online.