Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Lexington Home01/15/2016 Having your home warm through the Lexington winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be attained easily and without concern about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in your home and economize on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we hear about at James Heating & A/C, Inc: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation may be. Older insulation can deteriorate more rapidly and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it has to. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can tell you if you need more insulation and avoid possible future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always apparent 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 quick fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not work as hard and reducing 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 extends to a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes through 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 reasons why your home is wasting heat, there is a good probability that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at James Heating & A/C, Inc are here to supply you with more advice to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the winter. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to schedule your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 336-853-6070 or schedule an appointment with us online.