Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Saint Louis Home01/15/2016 Keeping your home warm throughout the Saint Louis winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be achieved easily and without worrying about cold drafts. With routinely scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in your home and save money on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable to be able to identify all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we usually see at Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation might be. Older insulation can decline faster and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it should. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can tell you if you need more insulation and avoid impending future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always noticeable to the naked eye or large 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 – making your furnace to not run as hard and reducing 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 drops some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes in the course of the evening hours and releasing drapes during luminous, 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 probability that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Morgner Incorporated Air Conditioning & Heating are here to provide you with more tips to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the colder season. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to schedule your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 314-961-0875 or schedule an appointment with us online.