Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Plover Home01/15/2016 Having your home warm through the Plover winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be achieved with no trouble and without worrying about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside your home and cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we hear about at Point Heating & Cooling: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation could be. Older insulation can deteriorate faster and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it needs to. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can indicate if you need more insulation and dodge possible future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always obvious 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 easy fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not work as hard and lowering the probability 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 extends to a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes during the evening hours and releasing drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss. While these might not be the only causes of why your home is wasting heat, there is a good probability that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Point Heating & Cooling are here to provide you with more advice 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 routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 715-345-1979 or schedule an appointment with us online.