Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Hendersonville Home01/15/2016When it gets cold in Hendersonville, the last thing you want to have to think about is maintaining a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, it would be mindless and you'd be hanging out on the couch soaking in the comfy warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's happening outside. Of course it may not be that simple, and there are a few things that could be taking place in your home that could end up with you arranging furnace repair or trying to determine why your bill is so high. There are a host of causes for an uptick in your energy bill, but these are three of the more common ones we typically hear about at Superior Comfort Systems. Heat is getting 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 comfortable home, be certain that you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows receiving light during the day. Not enough attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it doesn't have enough insulation. Of course this means you might be losing heat through your attic, which as a result makes your furnace work harder, and might eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily check if you have the right amount of insulation by looking in your attic to see if the insulation is below or even with the joists. If it is, you probably need more insulation. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more obvious and visible to the naked eye or big enough to feel drafts leaking 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 close up those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps could make your furnace work harder, potentially upping the chance that you'll need furnace repair. We hope these couple tips can help you uncover any problem-spaces in your home that could be hurting the comfort of your home. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace repair or other ways to lower your heat-loss, give us a shout at 828-775-5176 or arrange an appointment with us online.