Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Plainfield Home01/15/2016 Having your home warm during the Plainfield winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be reached with no trouble 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 valuable 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 usually see at PWA Heating & Cooling Inc: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation might be. Older insulation can deteriorate quicker and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it should. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can tell you if you need more insulation and dodge possible future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always noticeable to the naked eye or large enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t around. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not drive as hard and lowering the odds of needing furnace repair. Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are an interesting mix. The hot air wastes some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes during the evening hours and pulling back drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease this heat loss. While these might not be the only reasons why your home is using up heat, there is a good probability that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at PWA Heating & Cooling 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 regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 815-768-6656 or arrange an appointment with us online.