Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Bountiful Home01/15/2016 Having your home warm during the Bountiful winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be attained easily and without concern about cold drafts. With routinely scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace within your home and save money on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it to be able to identify all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we catch at Craig's Heating & Cooling: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation could be. Older insulation can decline quicker 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 properly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and avoid impending future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always obvious to the naked eye or great enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t present. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not work as hard and lowering the odds 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 gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes during the evening hours and pulling back drapes during bright, daylight hours in the winter can help lessen this heat loss. While these might not be the only explanations as to 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 professionals at Craig's Heating & Cooling 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 arrange your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 801-295-3357 or arrange an appointment with us online.