Easy Ways Keep Heat from Escaping Your Baltimore Home01/15/2016When temps drop in Baltimore, 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 relaxing on the couch taking in the comfy 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 few things that could be taking place in your home that could end up with you setting up furnace repair or trying to decipher why your bill is so high. There are a number of causes for a surge in your energy bill, but these are three of the more common ones we normally hear about at Quality Refrigeration. 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 reduce the effect that the glass has on your comfortable home, be sure you're closing your drapes during the evening hours and only opening drapes on windows that get light during the day. Lack of attic insulation - if your home is older, there's a chance that it doesn't have enough insulation. Of course this means you could be losing heat through your attic, which in-turn makes your furnace work harder, and might eventually lead to the need for a furnace repair. You can easily look to see 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 likely need more insulation. Gaps in windows and doors - sometimes these gaps are more noticeable 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 determine whether you need to add weather stripping to take care of those gaps. Just like it is with attic insulation, window and door gaps can make your furnace work harder, potentially boosting the chance that you'll need furnace repair. We hope these three 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 combat heat-loss, give us a shout at 410-355-6010 or arrange an appointment with us online.