Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your the Upper Rio Grande Valley Home01/15/2016 Keeping your home warm during the the Upper Rio Grande Valley winters is crucial to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are ways that your comfort can be achieved with no trouble and without concern about cold drafts. With routinely scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside your home and cut back on your monthly energy bills. It’s worth it to know all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can escape from your home, so here are some of the normal forms we usually see at Cytech Heating & Cooling: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation may be. Older insulation can deteriorate more rapidly and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it has to. Inspecting your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and avoid impending future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – openings 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 quick fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – making your furnace to not drive as hard and decreasing the chances 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 reaches a cold surface and exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes during the evening hours and releasing drapes during bright, daylight hours in the winter can help lessen this heat loss. While these might not be the only reasons why your home is using up heat, there is a good chance that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Cytech Heating & Cooling 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 schedule your routine furnace maintenance, give us a call at 956-630-3522 or set up an appointment with us online.