Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Rapid City Home01/15/2016 Keeping your home warm during the Rapid City winters is critical to your health and comfort. While you may not be able to totally ignore the decreasing temperature outside, there are methods that your comfort can be reached with no trouble and without concern about cold drafts. With annually scheduled furnace service, you can help keep all the heat from your furnace inside your home and save money 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the normal forms we catch at Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc: Lack of attic insulation – the older the home, the more outdated the insulation might be. Older insulation can deteriorate quicker and cause those leakages of heat, which could then mean that your furnace is working harder than it has to. Checking your insulation in your attic to see if it is installed properly can demonstrate if you need more insulation and keep away from impending future furnace repair. Window or door gaps – breaks or holes aren’t always obvious to the naked eye or large enough to feel cold drafts through, but that doesn’t mean that they aren’t present. Weatherstripping can be an simple fix and can do the same thing as adding attic insulation – allowing your furnace to not work as hard and reducing the chances 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 reaches a cold surface and gives off the feeling of “heat escaping” from the home. Sealing window drapes in the course of the evening hours and releasing drapes during luminous, daylight hours in the winter can help reduce this heat loss. While these might not be the only causes of why your home is wasting heat, there is a good chance that one of these circumstances could be your reality. But lucky for you, our professionals at Street Heating & Sheet Metal Inc 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 schedule your annual furnace maintenance, give us a call at 605-342-5107 or schedule an appointment with us online.