Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Napoleon and Northwest Ohio Home01/15/2016 Maintaining your home warm during the Napoleon and Northwest Ohio 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 reached easily and without worrying about cold drafts. With regularly scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside your home and cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s important 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forms we usually see at Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc.: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation might be. Older insulation can fade quicker and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it has to. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can tell you 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 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 decreasing 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 loses some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes in the course of the evening hours and pulling back 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 using up heat, there is a good probability that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc. are here to offer you with more advice to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter-long. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to schedule your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 419-592-4756 or arrange an appointment with us online.