Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Florissant Home01/15/2016 Having your home warm during the Florissant winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be attained easily and without worrying about cold drafts. With routinely scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside your home and save money on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable to be able to identify all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we usually see at B & B Heating & Cooling: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation could be. Older insulation can fade quicker and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it has to. Inspecting 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 apparent to the naked eye or great 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 enhancing attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not work as hard and lowering the odds 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 reaches a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes during the evening hours and opening drapes during luminous, 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 losing heat, there is a good chance that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at B & B Heating & Cooling are here to offer you with more tips 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 annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 314-838-9800 or set up an appointment with us online.