Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Lawrence Home01/15/2016 Having your home warm through the Lawrence winters is critical 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 effortlessly and without worrying about cold drafts. With annually 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 valuable to know 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of the more common forms we usually see at Scott Temperature: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation could be. Older insulation can deteriorate faster and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it should. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can tell you if you need more insulation and dodge possible future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always noticeable to the naked eye or great 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 enhancing attic insulation – preparing 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 a curious mix. The hot air drops some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and pulling back 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 wasting heat, there is a good possibility that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Scott Temperature 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 785-843-2244 or schedule an appointment with us online.