Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Carlsbad Home01/15/2016 Having your home warm during the Carlsbad winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be reached effortlessly and without concern about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace within your home and save money on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it to be able to identify all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we catch at Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation may be. Older insulation can fade more rapidly and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it needs to. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can indicate if you need more insulation and dodge impending future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always obvious 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 quick fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not run as hard and lowering the probability of needing furnace repair. Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are an interesting mix. The hot air wastes some of its heat when it extends to a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and pulling back 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 probability that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Banister's Heating & Air Conditioning Services are here to offer 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 annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 575-887-7777 or set up an appointment with us online.