Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Franklin Lakes Home01/15/2016 Keeping your home warm during the Franklin Lakes winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are methods 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 within your home and save money on your monthly energy bills. It’s important to be able to identify all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we hear about at Total Comfort: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more out-of-date the insulation may be. Older insulation can decline faster and cause those seepages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running 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 dodge potential future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – gaps or holes aren’t always apparent to the naked eye or big 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 – allowing your furnace to not run 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 curious 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. Shutting window drapes through the evening hours and pulling back drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss. While these might not be the only explanations as to why your home is wasting heat, there is a good possibility that one of these situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Total Comfort are here to offer you with more advice 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 regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 201-891-1333 or arrange an appointment with us online.