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

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 letting money fly out the door, literally! Simply 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 season after season. By sealing these leaks, 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 irritating leaks? 

The attic.

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

  • Stud cavities could be open or uninsulated, allowing air to easily leak out. You’ll wind up with a less comfortable home and a higher utility bill.
  • Don’t forget 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 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 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 thwart 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 huge advantage. You’ll be more comfortable and your home will be more efficient. At B & B Heating & Cooling, we are happy to answer your questions about these tips. And, if you need to set up a furnace service appointment, give us a call at 314-838-9800 or schedule an appointment online.