Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Phoenix Home01/15/2016 Keeping your home warm during the Phoenix winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to entirely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be reached easily and without worrying about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace within your home and economize on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we hear about at Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation might be. Older insulation can deteriorate more rapidly and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is operating harder than it needs to. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can tell you if you need more insulation and avoid impending future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – breaks 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 around. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – making your furnace to not drive as hard and decreasing 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 extends to a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes in the course of the evening hours and opening drapes during luminous, 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 experts at Dial One Mears Air Conditioning & Heating Inc are here to provide 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 602-997-5701 or arrange an appointment with us online.