Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Hendersonville Home01/15/2016 Having your home warm during the Hendersonville winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be attained effortlessly and without fretting about cold drafts. With regularly 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 leak from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we hear about at Superior Comfort Systems: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation might be. Older insulation can fade more rapidly and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it has to. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and keep away from potential 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 – preparing your furnace to not run as hard and reducing the chances 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 touches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and releasing 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 losing heat, there is a good possibility that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Superior Comfort Systems are here to supply 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 828-775-5176 or schedule an appointment with us online.