Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Colorado Springs Home01/15/2016When the temperature drops in Colorado Springs, the last thing you want to have to think about is keeping a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, it would be mindless and you'd be hanging out on the couch taking in the toasty warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's taking place 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 scheduling 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 usually hear about at Triton HVAC & Refrigeration. Heat is leaking out through the glass of your windows - when hot air comes in to contact with cold glass on your windows, that air loses some of its heat. To help lessen the effect that the glass has on your comfortable 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. Insufficient attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it has an insufficient amount of insulation. Of course this means you could be losing heat through your attic, which as a result makes your furnace work harder, and may eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily look to see if you have enough insulation by looking in your attic to see if the insulation is below or even with the joists. If it is, you may 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 leaking in, but sometimes that may not be what's happening. 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 work more than it needs to, potentially boosting the chance that you'll need furnace repair. We hope these few tips can help you discover 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 719-332-3458 or arrange an appointment with us online.