Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Greenville Home01/15/2016 Keeping your home warm during the Greenville winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be achieved easily 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 cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable 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 Ken Parker Service Inc: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation might be. Older insulation can decline faster and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it should. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can tell you if you need more insulation and dodge possible future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or great 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 – allowing your furnace to not run as hard and lowering the probability of needing furnace repair. Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a curious mix. The hot air wastes some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and pulling back drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce 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 Ken Parker Service Inc are here to offer you with more advice 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 annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 903-883-2829 or arrange an appointment with us online.