Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Bishop Home01/15/2016 Having your home warm through the Bishop winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be attained with no trouble and without worrying about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in 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 seep from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we hear about at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation may be. Older insulation can decline quicker and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working 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 dodge impending 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 around. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not work as hard and lowering the probability of needing furnace repair. Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a curious mix. The hot air drops some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes during the evening hours and releasing drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss. While these might not be the only reasons why your home is losing heat, there is a good possibility that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning are here to supply you with more advice to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the colder season. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to set up your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 760-784-9034 or schedule an appointment with us online.