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

October 21, 2015

Before your annual furnace service appointment, take time to look 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 big difference in your energy savings.

Repairing many cracks and leaks can be an easy 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 anything better than improving energy efficiency and saving money, all while making your home more comfortable?

So where should you search for those annoying leaks? 

The attic.

A lot of air can leak out through your attic. Here are some specific areas to check:

  • Stud cavities could be open or uninsulated, permitting air to easily leak out. You’ll wind up with a colder home and a higher utility bill.
  • Don’t forget 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.

  • Check 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. It’s easy to 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 regular 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 Durable Service , we can to answer your questions about these tips. And, if it’s time to set up a furnace service appointment, give us a call at 308-995-8177.