Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Midlothian Home01/15/2016 Maintaining your home warm through the Midlothian winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be achieved easily and without fretting about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace within your home and cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s important to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we usually see at Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp.: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation could be.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 needs to. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can tell you if you need more insulation and keep away from potential future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always obvious to the naked eye or big enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t there. Weatherstripping can be an quick fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – making your furnace to not drive as hard and decreasing the chances of needing furnace repair. Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a fascinating mix. The hot air drops some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes in the course of 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 chance that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Daniel's Heating & Refrigeration Corp. are here to provide 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 regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 804-372-0313 or arrange an appointment with us online.