Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Raceland Home01/15/2016 Having your home warm during the Raceland winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be reached with no trouble and without worrying about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in your home and save money on your monthly energy bills. It’s important to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can seep from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we catch at Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation could be. Older insulation can fade more rapidly and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it needs to. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and avoid impending future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always noticeable to the naked eye or large enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t around. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not work as hard and decreasing the probability 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 conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes through the evening hours and pulling back drapes during bright, 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 using up heat, there is a good chance that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service are here to offer you with more tips to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter-long. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to set up your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 985-537-6795 or schedule an appointment with us online.