Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Wharton Home01/15/2016 Having your home warm through the Wharton winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be attained with no trouble and without fretting about cold drafts. With routinely scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace within your home and economize on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we usually see at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation might be. Older insulation can deteriorate faster and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it needs to. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can demonstrate if you need more insulation and keep away from potential future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or big 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 drive 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 touches a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes through the evening hours and pulling back drapes during bright, daylight hours in the winter can help lessen this heat loss. While these might not be the only causes of why your home is wasting heat, there is a good probability that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Faust Air Conditioning and Heating 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 routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 979-532-2511 or set up an appointment with us online.