Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Branchville Home Posted January 15, 2016 Heating, Repair, Service When temps drop in Branchville, the last thing you want to have to think about is maintaining a comfortable home. Ideally, it would be mindless and you'd be relaxing on the couch taking in the toasty warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's happening outside. Of course it may not be that simple, and there are a handful of things that could be occurring in your home that could end up with you setting up furnace repair or trying to decipher why your bill is so high. There are a host of causes for an increase in your energy bill, but these are three of the more common ones we normally hear about at Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc.. Heat is leaking out through the glass of your windows - when hot air contacts the cold glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help decrease the effect that the glass has on your comfy home, be sure you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows receiving light during the day. Lack of attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it lacks insulation. Of course this means you may be losing heat through your attic, which in-turn makes your furnace work harder, and might eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily check if you have the right amount of insulation by looking in your attic to see if the insulation is below or even with the joists. If it is, you probably need more insulation. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more apparent and visible to the naked eye or substantial enough to feel drafts sneaking in, but sometimes that may not be the situation. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to determine whether you need to add weather stripping to close up those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps can make your furnace run more, potentially increasing the chance that you'll need furnace repair. We hope these three tips can help you uncover any problem-spaces in your home that could be inhibiting the comfort of your home. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace repair or other ways to combat heat-loss, give us a shout at 862-345-6896.