Ahead of your annual furnace service appointment, spend a little time checking around your home for areas that may be letting your warm air escape. Leaky doors and windows and other areas sap your furnace’s efficiency. You could be losing money on your utility bills! Just identifying leaks could make a vast 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 increasing energy efficiency and saving money, all while making your home more comfortable?
So where should you search for those annoying leaks?
A great deal of air can slip out through your attic. Here are some specific areas to look at:
- Stud cavities could be open or uninsulated, letting air to easily leak out. You’ll wind up with a chillier home and a higher utility bill.
- Take into account your attic access doors when you replace or install weatherstripping throughout 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 surrounding all of your windows, checking both inside and outside. Just use a caulking gun to fill any holes you notice.
- Cover any gaps around your chimney and flue (if you have a chimney) to prevent air from escaping.
There are so many ways to make certain you get the most out of your preventive furnace service, but following this list will give you a big advantage. You’ll be more comfortable and your home will be more efficient. At Premium Air Services LLC, we are happy to answer your questions about these tips. And, if it’s time to set up a furnace service appointment, give us a call at 713-364-9957.