Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Manassas Home01/15/2016 Maintaining your home warm through the Manassas winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to completely ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be achieved effortlessly and without concern 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 recognize all the ways in which heat (and your winter comfort) can leak from your home, so here are some of the usual forms we usually see at Twin Air LLC: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more obsolete the insulation might be. Older insulation can deteriorate more rapidly and cause those leaks of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is running harder than it needs to. Examining your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can indicate if you need more insulation and avoid potential future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – breaks 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 present. Weatherstripping can be an quick fix and can do the same thing as increasing attic insulation – allowing 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 curious mix. The hot air loses some of its heat when it reaches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Shutting window drapes during the evening hours and releasing drapes during sunny, daylight hours in the winter can help decrease this heat loss. While these might not be the only reasons why your home is using up heat, there is a good probability that one of these scenarios could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Twin Air LLC are here to provide you with more tricks to keep your home warm and comfortable all winter-long. If you have any more questions about heat, furnace repair or to arrange your regular furnace maintenance, give us a call at 703-754-1062 or arrange an appointment with us online.