Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Rocky Mount Home01/15/2016 Keeping your home warm throughout the Rocky Mount winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be achieved effortlessly and without fretting about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside your home and economize 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 more common forms we catch at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation might be.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 needs to. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and dodge impending future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always noticeable to the naked eye or great enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t there. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not run 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 fascinating mix. The hot air loses some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes during the evening hours and releasing drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease this heat loss. While these might not be the only reasons why your home is using up heat, there is a good possibility that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Davis Heating & Air Conditioning 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 regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 540-483-5605 or set up an appointment with us online.