Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Augusta Home01/15/2016When temps drop in Augusta, the last thing you want to have to be worried about is keeping a comfortable home. If everything were perfect, it would be mindless and you'd be lounging around on the couch enjoying the comfy warmth of your home and not thinking twice about what's taking place outside. Of course it may not be that easy, and there are a few things that could be happening in your home that could end up with you arranging furnace repair or trying to figure out why your bill is so high. There are a host of causes for a surge in your energy expenses, but these are three of the more common ones we normally hear about at Sig Cox Heating and Air Conditioning. 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 decrease the effect that the glass has on your cozy home, be sure you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows getting 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 check 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 sneaking 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 may make your furnace work more than it needs to, potentially increasing 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 inhibiting the comfort of your home. If you have any questions about furnaces, furnace repair or other ways to combat heat-loss, give us a shout at 706-722-5304 or schedule an appointment with us online.