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

Ahead of your annual furnace service appointment, take some time to check around your home for areas that may be responsible for escaped warm air. Leaky doors and windows and other areas lower the efficiency of your furnace. You could be throwing money out the window! Merely identifying leaks could make a huge 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. 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 lot of air can slip out through your attic. Here are some specific areas to check:

  • 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.
  • Don’t forget your attic access doors when you replace or install weatherstripping in your home. A lot of people 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.

  • Check your weatherstripping. If it’s cracked or torn, it’s time to replace it.
  • Inspect the caulking around all of your windows, checking both inside and outside. It’s easy to use a caulking gun to fill 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 big advantage. You’ll be more comfortable and your home will be more efficient. At Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc., 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 662-281-1231.

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