Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Zelienople Home01/15/2016 Keeping your home warm through the Zelienople winters is crucial 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 achieved effortlessly and without worrying about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace within your home and cut back 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of the normal forms we usually see at Knoechel Heating Company: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation could be. Older insulation can fade more rapidly and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it has to. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can tell you if you need more insulation and avoid impending future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always obvious to the naked eye or large enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t there. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – making your furnace to not run 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 wastes some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes in the course of the evening hours and opening drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss. While these might not be the only explanations as to 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 Knoechel Heating Company 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 724-452-6280 or set up an appointment with us online.