Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Topeka Home01/15/2016When the temperature drops in Topeka, 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 lounging around on the couch soaking in the comfy warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's going on outside. Of course it may not be that simple, and there are a couple things that could be taking place in your home that could end up with you scheduling furnace repair or trying to determine why your bill is so high. There are a number of causes for a surge in your energy costs, but these are three of the more common ones we normally hear about at Custom Sheetmetal & Roofing, Inc.. Heat is leaking 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 cozy home, make sure you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows receiving 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 may be losing heat through your attic, which in-turn makes your furnace work harder, and may eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily check if you have the right amount 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 apparent and visible to the naked eye or big 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 may make your furnace work more than it needs to, potentially upping the chance that you'll need furnace repair. We hope these couple tips can help you uncover 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 reduce heat-loss, give us a shout at 785-357-6200 or arrange an appointment with us online.