Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Macon Home01/15/2016 Having your home warm during the Macon winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be attained effortlessly and without worrying about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in your home and save money on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can seep from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we hear about at Air Temperature Control: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation might be. Older insulation can deteriorate faster and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it needs to. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can demonstrate if you need more insulation and dodge impending future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – breaks 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 increasing attic insulation – making your furnace to not work as hard and decreasing 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. Shutting window drapes during the evening hours and releasing drapes during bright, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease this heat loss. While these might not be the only causes of 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 experts at Air Temperature Control are here to provide you with more tips to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter-long. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to arrange your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 478-784-1109 or schedule an appointment with us online.