Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Erie Home01/15/2016 Keeping your home warm through the Erie winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be reached easily and without worrying about cold drafts. With routinely 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 important to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can seep from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we usually see at Patterson & Stirling Inc: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation might be. Older insulation can deteriorate more rapidly and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it should. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can indicate if you need more insulation and dodge potential future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – breaks 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 there. Weatherstripping can be an simple 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 wastes some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes during the evening hours and pulling back drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss. While these might not be the only causes of 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 Patterson & Stirling Inc are here to supply 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 arrange your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 814-833-5558 or arrange an appointment with us online.