Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Reeds Spring Home01/15/2016When temps drop in Reeds Spring, the last thing you want to have to worry about is keeping a comfortable home. In an ideal world, it would be mindless and you'd be hanging out on the couch enjoying the cozy warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's taking place outside. Of course it may not be that straightforward, and there are a couple things that could be taking place in your home that could end up with you scheduling furnace repair or trying to determine why your bill is so high. There are a host of causes for an uptick in your energy costs, but these are three of the more common ones we typically hear about at All Seasons Comfort Systems Inc. Heat is leaking out through the glass of your windows - when hot air contacts the cold glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help lessen the effect that the glass has on your comfortable home, be sure you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows that get light during the day. Insufficient attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it lacks insulation. Of course this means you might be losing heat through your attic, which as a result makes your furnace work harder, and may eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily take a look and see if you have the right amount 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 apparent and visible to the naked eye or big enough to feel drafts leaking in, but sometimes that may not be the case. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to figure out whether you need to add weather stripping to seal those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps could make your furnace run more, potentially boosting the chance that you'll need furnace repair. We hope these three tips can help you identify 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 lower your heat-loss, give us a call at 417-739-4606 or schedule an appointment with us online.