Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Lodi Home01/15/2016 Having your home warm through the Lodi winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are methods 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 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 Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation might be. Older insulation can fade more rapidly and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it should. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed accurately can tell you if you need more insulation and dodge possible 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 there. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – making your furnace to not drive 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 fascinating mix. The hot air loses some of its heat when it touches a cold surface and conveys the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes during the evening hours and pulling back drapes during bright, daylight hours in the winter can help lessen 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 situations could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Tokay Heating and Air Conditioning are here to provide you with more advice to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the winter. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to schedule your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 209-368-0556 or arrange an appointment with us online.