Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Dresden Home01/15/2016 Maintaining your home warm through the Dresden winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be reached effortlessly 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 cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s important to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can seep from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we usually see at McFadden Heating & Cooling: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation could be. Older insulation can fade more rapidly and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it needs to. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can tell you if you need more insulation and avoid 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 easy fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not work as hard and lowering the chances of needing furnace repair. Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a curious 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 through the evening hours and releasing drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease this heat loss. While these might not be the only explanations as to why your home is wasting heat, there is a good chance that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at McFadden Heating & Cooling 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 1-866-781-0111 or arrange an appointment with us online.