Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Rocky Mount Home01/15/2016When the temperature drops in Rocky Mount, the last thing you want to have to worry about is maintaining a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, it would be mindless and you'd be lounging around on the couch enjoying the cozy warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's happening outside. Of course it may not be that simple, and there are a couple things that could be taking place in your home that could end up with you arranging furnace repair or trying to determine why your bill is so high. There are a host of causes for a surge in your energy bill, but these are three of the more common ones we usually hear about at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning. Heat is going out through the glass of your windows - when hot air comes in to contact with cold glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help lessen the effect that the glass has on your comfortable home, be certain that you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows getting light during the day. Lack of attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it has an insufficient amount of insulation. Of course this means you could be losing heat through your attic, which as a result makes your furnace work harder, and may eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily take a look and see if you have enough insulation by looking in your attic to see if the insulation is below or even with the joists. If it is, you probably need more insulation. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more noticeable and visible to the naked eye or large enough to feel drafts leaking in, but sometimes that may not be the case. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to figure out whether you need to add weather stripping to close up those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps may make your furnace work more than it needs to, potentially boosting the chance that you'll need furnace repair. We hope these three tips can help you identify any problem-spaces in your home that could be inhibiting the comfort of your home. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace repair or other ways to combat heat-loss, give us a call at 540-483-5605 or arrange an appointment with us online.