Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Hamilton Home01/15/2016 Keeping your home warm during the Hamilton winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be reached effortlessly and without fretting about cold drafts. With regularly 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 worth it to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we catch at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation may be. Older insulation can deteriorate more rapidly and cause those leakages 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 dodge possible future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – openings or holes aren’t always obvious to the naked eye or large enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t around. Weatherstripping can be an quick fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not drive as hard and reducing the probability 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 through 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 explanations as to why your home is losing heat, there is a good chance that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Carefree Heating and Cooling, LLC are here to provide 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 regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 513-275-3601 or arrange an appointment with us online.