Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Chadron Home01/15/2016 Keeping your home warm throughout the Chadron winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be attained easily 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 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are some of the usual forms we catch at MPC Heating & Cooling: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation may be. Older insulation can fade quicker and cause those seepages 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 keep away from potential future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – openings 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 easy fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not work as hard and reducing the odds 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 reaches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and releasing drapes during bright, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss. While these might not be the only causes of why your home is losing heat, there is a good probability that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at MPC Heating & Cooling 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 arrange your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 308-432-5301 or set up an appointment with us online.