Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Wyandotte Home01/15/2016 Keeping your home warm during the Wyandotte winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be attained easily and without fretting about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside your home and economize on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it to be able to identify 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we hear about at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be. Older insulation can fade faster and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it needs to. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and avoid potential future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always obvious to the naked eye or great 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 adding attic insulation – making 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 fascinating mix. The hot air drops some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes through the evening hours and pulling back drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help lessen this heat loss. While these might not be the only reasons why your home is losing heat, there is a good chance that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning are here to offer 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 schedule your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 734-284-1224 or set up an appointment with us online.