Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your East Peoria Home01/15/2016 Keeping your home warm throughout the East Peoria winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be achieved easily and without worrying about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace within your home and save money 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 escape from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we usually see at Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation may be. Older insulation can fade more rapidly and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it needs to. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can indicate if you need more insulation and dodge 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 reducing 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 loses some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes through the evening hours and pulling back drapes during luminous, 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 losing heat, there is a good probability that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Accurate Heating & Cooling LLC are here to offer you with more tricks 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 annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 309-437-2703 or arrange an appointment with us online.