Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Muskogee Home01/15/2016 Having your home warm during the Muskogee winters is critical 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 reached 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 economize on your monthly energy bills. It’s important 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forms we usually see at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc.: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation might be. Older insulation can decline quicker and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it has to. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can tell you if you need more insulation and keep away from possible future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always noticeable to the naked eye or large enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t there. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – making your furnace to not drive 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 curious mix. The hot air wastes some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes during the evening hours and pulling back drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease this heat loss. While these might not be the only causes of why your home is wasting heat, there is a good chance that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. 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 annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 918-682-8238 or schedule an appointment with us online.