Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Colorado Springs Home01/15/2016 Keeping your home warm throughout the Colorado Springs winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be attained easily and without fretting about cold drafts. With routinely 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 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are some of the more common forms we catch at Mitchell Heating: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be. Older insulation can decline more rapidly and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it has to. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can tell you if you need more insulation and dodge impending future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or big enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t there. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not work as hard and lowering the probability of needing furnace repair. Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are an interesting mix. The hot air wastes some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes in the course of the evening hours and releasing 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 wasting heat, there is a good chance that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Mitchell Heating are here to offer you with more tricks to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter-long. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to arrange your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 719-596-6677 or set up an appointment with us online.