Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Middletown Home01/15/2016 Maintaining your home warm through the Middletown winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be reached effortlessly and without concern about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside your home and economize on your monthly energy bills. It’s important to recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the more common forms we usually see at Schagrin Gas Company: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation could be. Older insulation can decline more rapidly 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 accurately can tell you if you need more insulation and dodge impending future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always noticeable to the naked eye or big enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t present. Weatherstripping can be an quick fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not run as hard and reducing the odds of needing furnace repair. Losing heat from the glass of your windows – hot air and cold glass are an interesting mix. The hot air loses some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes through the evening hours and releasing drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease 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 scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our experts at Schagrin Gas Company are here to provide you with more tips to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the colder season. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to set up your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 302-658-2000 or schedule an appointment with us online.