Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Humble Home01/15/2016 Having your home warm throughout the Humble winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be achieved effortlessly and without worrying about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace within your home and cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable to know 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 Arrings A/C & Heating: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation might be. Older insulation can fade faster and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it needs to. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can indicate if you need more insulation and avoid potential future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always obvious to the naked eye or big enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t there. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not work as hard and reducing the odds of needing furnace repair. Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a fascinating mix. The hot air wastes some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and pulling back drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help lessen this heat loss. While these might not be the only explanations as to why your home is using up heat, there is a good chance that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Arrings A/C & Heating are here to provide you with more tricks 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 routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 281-713-8304 or arrange an appointment with us online.