Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Pacheco Home01/15/2016 Keeping your home warm during the Pacheco winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be achieved effortlessly and without concern about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in your home and economize on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we hear about at Clean Air HVAC: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation could be. Older insulation can decline quicker and cause those leakages 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 correctly can indicate if you need more insulation and dodge impending future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – gaps 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 quick fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – making your furnace to not run 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 drops some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes during the evening hours and opening drapes during sunny, 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 using up heat, there is a good probability that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Clean Air HVAC are here to offer you with more tips to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter-long. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to schedule your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 925-689-7017 or arrange an appointment with us online.