Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Utica Home01/15/2016 Having your home warm throughout the Utica winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be attained with no trouble and without worrying about cold drafts. With regularly 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 know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we hear about at Main Heating & Cooling, Inc.: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation might be. Older insulation can decline more rapidly and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it has to. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can demonstrate if you need more insulation and dodge potential future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always noticeable to the naked eye or big enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t present. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not drive 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 drops some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes during the evening hours and opening drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss. While these might not be the only reasons why your home is losing heat, there is a good possibility that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Main Heating & Cooling, Inc. are here to offer you with more advice to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the colder season. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to set up your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 586-731-0950 or schedule an appointment with us online.