Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Madera Home01/15/2016 Having your home warm throughout the Madera winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be reached with no trouble and without fretting about cold drafts. With routinely scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in your home and cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s important 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 more common forms we usually see at Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc.: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation could be. Older insulation can decline more rapidly and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it has to. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can tell you if you need more insulation and dodge potential future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always obvious to the naked eye or great enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t present. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not work as hard and lowering the chances of needing furnace repair. Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a fascinating mix. The hot air drops some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and pulling back drapes during sunny, 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 possibility that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Brian’s Heating & Cooling, Inc. are here to supply you with more tips to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the winter. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to set up your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 559-675-1681 or schedule an appointment with us online.