Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Bossier City Home01/15/2016 Keeping your home warm through the Bossier City winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be achieved with no trouble and without fretting 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 important to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we usually see at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation might be. Older insulation can fade more rapidly and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it needs to. 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 obvious to the naked eye or large 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 drive as hard and lowering the probability of needing furnace repair. Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are an interesting mix. The hot air loses some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes during the evening hours and releasing drapes during bright, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss. While these might not be the only explanations as to why your home is losing heat, there is a good chance that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Brooks Heating and Air Conditioning are here to provide 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 set up your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 800-COOLING or arrange an appointment with us online.