Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Savage Home Posted January 15, 2016 When the temperature drops in Savage, the last thing you want to have to be worried about is maintaining a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, it would be mindless and you'd be relaxing on the couch soaking in the comfy warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's happening outside. Of course it may not be that straightforward, and there are a few things that could be taking place in your home that could end up with you setting up furnace repair or trying to figure out why your bill is so high. There are a number of causes for a surge in your energy expenses, but these are three of the more common ones we normally hear about at Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning. Heat is going 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 lessen the effect that the glass has on your comfy home, be certain that you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows that get light during the day. Lack of attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it has an insufficient amount of insulation. Of course this means you might 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 look to see if you have plenty 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 obvious and visible to the naked eye or large enough to feel drafts sneaking in, but sometimes that may not be the case. Take a closer look at all of your windows and doors to decide whether you need to add weather stripping to take care of those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps can make your furnace work harder, potentially increasing the chance that you'll need furnace repair. We hope these couple tips can help you identify any problem-spaces in your home that could be diminishing the comfort of your home. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace repair or other ways to lower your heat-loss, give us a call at 952-373-0377.