Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Pacheco Home01/15/2016When the temperature drops in Pacheco, the last thing you want to have to think about is maintaining a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, it would be mindless and you'd be relaxing on the couch taking in the cozy warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's happening outside. Of course it may not be that straightforward, and there are a couple things that could be occurring in your home that could end up with you arranging furnace repair or trying to determine why your bill is so high. There are a variety of causes for an uptick in your energy bill, but these are three of the more common ones we typically hear about at Clean Air HVAC. Heat is going out through the glass of your windows - when hot air contacts the cold glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help decrease the effect that the glass has on your comfy home, make sure you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows receiving light during the day. Insufficient attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it has an insufficient amount of insulation. Of course this means you might be losing heat through your attic, which then makes your furnace work harder, and may eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily take a look and see if you have enough insulation by looking in your attic to see if the insulation is below or even with the joists. If it is, you may need more insulation. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more apparent and visible to the naked eye or large 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 determine whether you need to add weather stripping to close up those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps may make your furnace run more, 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 hurting 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 925-689-7017 or set up an appointment with us online.