Places to Check for Leaking Air Prior to Furnace Service in Your Middle Georgia Home

Prior to your annual furnace service appointment, take some time to check around your home for areas that may be leaking warm air. Leaky doors and windows and other areas sap your furnace’s efficiency. You could be letting money fly out the door, literally! Simply identifying leaks could make a huge difference in your energy savings.

Repairing many cracks and leaks can be a relatively quick DIY project that could help you save money for years to come. When all your leaks are sealed, you’ll also get the most benefit from your annual furnace service. Can you think of a better HVAC-related scenario than enhancing energy efficiency and saving money, all while making your home more comfortable?

So where should you look for those pesky leaks? 

The attic.

A great deal of air can slip out through your attic. Here are some specific areas to investigate:

  • Stud cavities could be open or uninsulated, letting air to easily leak out. You’ll wind up with a less comfortable home and a higher utility bill.
  • Remember your attic access doors when you replace or install weatherstripping around your home. Many people overlook them and they can let a substantial amount of heat escape.

Any openings into your house.

A lot of heat is lost through windows and doors.

  • Look at your weatherstripping. If it’s cracked or torn, it’s time to replace it.
  • Inspect the caulking on all of your windows, checking both inside and outside. Just use a caulking gun to plug any holes you notice.
  • Cover any gaps around your chimney and flue (if you have a chimney) to stop air from escaping.

There are so many ways to ensure you get the most out of your annual furnace service, but following this list will give you a huge advantage. You’ll be more comfortable and your home will be more efficient. At Air Concepts of Middle Georgia, we can to answer your questions about these tips. And, if you need to set up a furnace service appointment, give us a call at 478-200-5689.

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