Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Marshalltown Home01/15/2016 Having your home warm through the Marshalltown winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be reached with no trouble and without fretting about cold drafts. With regularly 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 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 usual forms we hear about at B & G HVAC: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete 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 should. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and keep away from potential future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always apparent 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 increasing 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 an interesting mix. The hot air loses 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 lessen this heat loss. While these might not be the only explanations as to why your home is losing heat, there is a good probability that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at B & G HVAC are here to provide 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 schedule your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 641-752-3429 or set up an appointment with us online.