Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Denver Home01/15/2016 Keeping your home warm during the Denver winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the lowering temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be achieved with no trouble and without worrying about cold drafts. With annually 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 important to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can seep from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we hear about at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation could be. Older insulation can fade more rapidly and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it should. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can tell you if you need more insulation and dodge potential future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always noticeable to the naked eye or large enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t there. Weatherstripping can be an quick fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not drive as hard and reducing the chances of needing furnace repair. Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a curious mix. The hot air loses some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and releasing drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help lessen this heat loss. While these might not be the only reasons why your home is using up heat, there is a good probability that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Northglenn Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. are here to provide you with more tips to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the winter. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to arrange your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 303-452-4146 or set up an appointment with us online.