Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Kennesaw and surrounding areas Home Posted January 15, 2016 Heating, Repair, Service When temps drop in Kennesaw and surrounding areas, the last thing you want to have to worry about is keeping a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, it would be mindless and you'd be hanging out on the couch enjoying the toasty warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's going on outside. Of course it may not be that easy, and there are a handful of things that could be occurring 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 an uptick in your energy bill, but these are three of the more common ones we usually hear about at Total Comfort Solutions. Heat is getting 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 cozy home, be certain that you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows receiving light during the day. Not enough attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it lacks insulation. Of course this means you might be losing heat through your attic, which then 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 obvious and visible to the naked eye or large enough to feel drafts leaking 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 seal 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 few 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 shout at 404-987-5502.