Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Asheville Home01/15/2016 Keeping your home warm during the Asheville winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be reached effortlessly 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 economize on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we usually see at 1st Choice Service Group Inc: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation may be. Older insulation can decline more rapidly and cause those leakages 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 demonstrate if you need more insulation and avoid potential future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – gaps 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 around. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not run as hard and reducing the chances of needing furnace repair. Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a curious mix. The hot air drops some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes through the evening hours and pulling back drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help lessen this heat loss. While these might not be the only reasons why your home is wasting heat, there is a good chance that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at 1st Choice Service Group Inc are here to provide you with more tricks to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the colder season. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to schedule your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 828-551-2913 or schedule an appointment with us online.