Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Humble Home01/15/2016When it gets cold in Humble, the last thing you want to have to worry about is keeping a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, it would be mindless and you'd be relaxing on the couch taking in the cozy warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's happening outside. Of course it may not be that easy, and there are a few things that could be happening in your home that could end up with you setting up furnace repair or trying to determine why your bill is so high. There are a variety of causes for a surge in your energy bill, but these are three of the more common ones we usually hear about at Arrings A/C & Heating. Heat is leaking 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 cozy home, be certain that you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows that get 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 then makes your furnace work harder, and could eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily check 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 likely need more insulation. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more apparent and visible to the naked eye or large enough to feel drafts coming in, but sometimes that may not be what's happening. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to decide whether you need to add weather stripping to take care of those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps could make your furnace run more, potentially boosting the chance that you'll need furnace repair. We hope these few tips can help you discover 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 shout at 281-713-8304 or schedule an appointment with us online.