Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your McHenry Home01/15/2016 Keeping your home warm during the McHenry 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 with no trouble 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 save money on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable to know 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 Jett's Heating & Air Inc.: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation may be. Older insulation can fade faster and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it needs to. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can tell you if you need more insulation and keep away from potential future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – gaps 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 quick fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – making your furnace to not run as hard and lowering the chances of needing furnace repair. Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are a curious mix. The hot air wastes some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and opening 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 possibility that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Jett's Heating & Air Inc. are here to supply 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 regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 815-459-4700 or arrange an appointment with us online.