Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Huntsville Home01/15/2016 Having your home warm during the Huntsville winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are routes 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 within your home and cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable to recognize 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 All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation could be. Older insulation can deteriorate quicker and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it has to. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and avoid impending future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always noticeable to the naked eye or big enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t around. Weatherstripping can be an quick fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – preparing 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 touches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes during the evening hours and pulling back drapes during luminous, 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 using up heat, there is a good possibility that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc are here to supply you with more tricks 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 256-801-4701 or arrange an appointment with us online.