Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Odessa Home01/15/2016 Having your home warm throughout the Odessa winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be attained easily and without concern 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 valuable to recognize 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forms we usually see at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation may be.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 should. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can indicate if you need more insulation and keep away from potential future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always noticeable to the naked eye or large enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t present. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – allowing 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 an interesting mix. The hot air wastes some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes during the evening hours and releasing drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease this heat loss. While these might not be the only reasons why your home is wasting heat, there is a good chance that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning are here to offer you with more advice 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 432-333-2208 or schedule an appointment with us online.