Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Carpentersville Home01/15/2016 Maintaining your home warm through the Carpentersville winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be reached with no trouble and without worrying about cold drafts. With annually 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 valuable to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we catch at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be. Older insulation can fade quicker and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it should. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and keep away from impending future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always obvious to the naked eye or big 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 – making your furnace to not work as hard and lowering the odds 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 reaches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes during the evening hours and opening 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 using up heat, there is a good chance that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Controlled Comfort HVAC Inc are here to supply you with more tricks to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the colder season. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to set up your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 224-699-9229 or schedule an appointment with us online.