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

Ahead of your annual furnace service appointment, take time to look 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! Merely identifying leaks could make a vast difference in your energy savings.

Repairing many cracks and leaks can be a simple 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 increasing energy efficiency and saving money, all while making your home more comfortable?

So where should you search for those pesky leaks? 

The attic.

A great deal of air can escape 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 less comfortable home and a higher utility bill.
  • Take into account your attic access doors when you replace or install weatherstripping throughout your home. Many 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.

  • Look at 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. 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 thwart 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 Faust Air Conditioning and Heating, 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 979-323-6130.

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