Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Marshall Home01/15/2016 Keeping your home warm through the Marshall winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be achieved with no trouble and without fretting about cold drafts. With regularly 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 escape from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we catch at All Elements Heating & Air LLC: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be. Older insulation can fade more rapidly and cause those leakages 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 accurately can demonstrate if you need more insulation and avoid possible 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 around. Weatherstripping can be an quick fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not drive as hard and reducing the odds of needing furnace repair. Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a fascinating mix. The hot air loses some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and opening drapes during bright, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease this heat loss. While these might not be the only causes of 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 professionals at All Elements Heating & Air LLC are here to provide 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 routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 903-702-3941 or arrange an appointment with us online.