Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Olathe Home01/15/2016 Maintaining your home warm throughout the Olathe winters is vital to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the dropping temperature outside, there are routes that your comfort can be attained with no trouble 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 save money on your monthly energy bills. It’s valuable to be able to identify 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we catch at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation may be. Older insulation can decline quicker and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it should. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed correctly can tell you if you need more insulation and keep away from possible future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – openings 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 around. Weatherstripping can be an easy fix and can do the same thing as enhancing attic insulation – preparing your furnace to not drive as hard and reducing the probability 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 exudes the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Closing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and opening 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 using up heat, there is a good chance that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our pros at Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning are here to offer you with more tricks to keep your home warm and comfortable all through the winter. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to set up your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 913-432-3342 or set up an appointment with us online.