Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your the Main Line Home01/15/2016 Keeping your home warm during the the Main Line winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be achieved effortlessly and without worrying about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside your home and cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we hear about at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be. Older insulation can fade quicker and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it has to. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can demonstrate if you need more insulation and keep away from possible future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or great 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 increasing attic insulation – making your furnace to not work as hard and decreasing the chances of needing furnace repair. Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a fascinating mix. The hot air drops some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes during the evening hours and opening drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss. While these might not be the only reasons why your home is wasting heat, there is a good chance that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning are here to supply you with more tricks to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the colder season. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to schedule your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 610-626-2540 or set up an appointment with us online.