Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Aurora Home01/15/2016 Maintaining your home warm during the Aurora winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be reached effortlessly and without fretting about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace in your home and cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable to be able to identify all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can seep from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we hear about at Service Plus Mechanical: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be.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 accurately can demonstrate if you need more insulation and avoid possible future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always noticeable to the naked eye or great enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t present. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not run as hard and lowering 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 conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing 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 reasons why your home is losing heat, there is a good chance that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Service Plus Mechanical 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 arrange your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 630-473-4749 or arrange an appointment with us online.