Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your West Valley Home01/15/2016 Keeping your home warm during the West Valley winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be reached effortlessly and without fretting about cold drafts. With routinely 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 valuable to recognize 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hear about at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation could be. Older insulation can deteriorate more rapidly and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it should. 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 – openings or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or big 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 adding attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not run 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 loses some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes through the evening hours and opening drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help lessen this heat loss. While these might not be the only explanations as to why your home is using up heat, there is a good possibility that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Select Comfort System Heating & Air Conditioning are here to supply you with more tricks 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 801-305-4777 or set up an appointment with us online.