Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Dallas Home01/15/2016 Keeping your home warm during the Dallas winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be attained with no trouble and without fretting about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace within your home and economize on your monthly energy bills. It’s important 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of the more common forms we catch at Tri County Air Care LLC: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation might be. Older insulation can decline faster and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it should. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and keep away from potential future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – gaps 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 simple fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – making 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 curious mix. The hot air wastes some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and gives off 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 reduce this heat loss. While these might not be the only causes of why your home is wasting heat, there is a good possibility that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Tri County Air Care LLC are here to offer you with more tricks to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the winter. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to arrange your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 469-617-3437 or schedule an appointment with us online.