Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Fort Worth Home01/15/2016When the temperature drops in Fort Worth, the last thing you want to have to be worried about is sustaining a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, it would be mindless and you'd be hanging out on the couch taking in the comfy warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's happening outside. Of course it may not be that simple, and there are a few things that could be happening in your home that could end up with you scheduling furnace repair or trying to figure out why your bill is so high. There are a number of causes for a surge in your energy expenses, but these are three of the more common ones we typically hear about at Breeze Air and Heat. Heat is leaking out through the glass of your windows - when hot air touches the cold glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help lessen the effect that the glass has on your cozy home, be certain that you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows receiving light during the day. Lack of attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it lacks insulation. Of course this means you may be losing heat through your attic, which in-turn makes your furnace work harder, and might 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 sneaking in, but sometimes that may not be what's happening. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to decide whether you need to add weather stripping to close up those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps can make your furnace work harder, potentially upping the chance that you'll need furnace repair. We hope these couple tips can help you identify any problem-spaces in your home that could be diminishing 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 817-864-1021 or arrange an appointment with us online.