Places to Check for Leaking Air Prior to Furnace Service in Your Jefferson City Home

Ahead of your annual furnace service appointment, take some time to check around your home for areas that may be letting your warm air escape. Leaky doors and windows and other areas make your furnace less efficient. You could be letting money fly out the door, literally! Simply identifying leaks could make a big difference in your energy savings.

Repairing many cracks and leaks can be an easy DIY project that could help you save money year after year. By sealing these leaks, you’ll also get the most benefit from your annual furnace service. Can you think of anything better than enhancing energy efficiency and saving money, all while making your home more comfortable?

So where should you check for those annoying leaks? 

The attic.

A good deal of air can escape through your attic. Here are some specific areas to check:

  • Stud cavities could be open or uninsulated, allowing air to easily leak out. You’ll wind up with a chillier home and a higher utility bill.
  • Remember your attic access doors when you replace or install weatherstripping in your home. A lot of people overlook them and they can let a significant amount of heat escape.

Any openings into your house.

A lot of heat is lost through windows and doors.

  • Inspect 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. Simply use a caulking gun to fill any holes you notice.
  • Cover any gaps around your chimney and flue (if you have a chimney) to thwart air from escaping.

There are so many ways to make sure you get the most out of your annual furnace service, but following this list will give you a great advantage. You’ll be more comfortable and your home will be more efficient. At Stieferman Heating Company Inc, we are happy to answer your questions about these tips. And, if you’re ready to set up a furnace service appointment, give us a call at 573-203-3908.

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