Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Napoleon and Northwest Ohio Home01/15/2016When temps drop in Napoleon and Northwest Ohio, the last thing you want to have to think about is sustaining a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, it would be mindless and you'd be relaxing on the couch enjoying the toasty warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's taking place outside. Of course it may not be that easy, and there are a few things that could be taking place in your home that could end up with you setting up furnace repair or trying to figure out why your bill is so high. There are a host of causes for an uptick in your energy bill, but these are three of the more common ones we normally hear about at Von Deylen Plumbing & Heating Inc.. Heat is getting out through the glass of your windows - when hot air comes in to contact with cold glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help lessen the effect that the glass has on your comfy home, be sure you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows receiving light during the day. Not enough attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it lacks insulation. Of course this means you could be losing heat through your attic, which in-turn makes your furnace work harder, and may eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily check if you have plenty of insulation by looking in your attic to see if the insulation is below or even with the joists. If it is, you likely need more insulation. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more noticeable and visible to the naked eye or big enough to feel drafts sneaking in, but sometimes that may not be what's happening. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to figure out whether you need to add weather stripping to take care of those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps can make your furnace work harder, potentially upping the chance that you'll need furnace repair. We hope these three tips can help you uncover any problem-spaces in your home that could be hurting the comfort of your home. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace repair or other ways to reduce heat-loss, give us a shout at 419-592-4756 or schedule an appointment with us online.