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

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Prior to your annual furnace service appointment, take time to look around your home for areas that may be responsible for escaped warm air. Leaky doors and windows and other areas make your furnace less efficient. You could be throwing money out the window! 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 year after year. By sealing these leaks, 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 search for those irritating leaks? 

The attic.

A lot of air can escape 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 colder home and a higher utility bill.
  • Remember your attic access doors when you replace or install weatherstripping throughout your home. It’s not uncommon for people to overlook them and they can let a considerable amount of heat escape.

Any openings into your house.

A lot of heat is lost through windows and doors.

  • Check 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 seal 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 make certain 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 Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service, 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 985-537-6795 or schedule an appointment online.

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