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Places to Check for Leaking Air Prior to Furnace Service in Your Liberty and the Kansas City Metro Area 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 make your furnace less efficient. You could be losing money on your utility bills! Just identifying leaks could make a vast difference in your energy savings.

Repairing many cracks and leaks can be a relatively quick 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. What could be better than improving energy efficiency and saving money, all while making your home more comfortable?

So where should you check for those pesky leaks? 

The attic.

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

  • 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.
  • Remember your attic access doors when you replace or install weatherstripping in your home. Many people 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.

  • 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. Simply 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 big advantage. You’ll be more comfortable and your home will be more efficient. At Air Unlimited Heating & Cooling, we can to answer your questions about these tips. And, if you need to set up a furnace service appointment, give us a call at 816-286-7258 or schedule an appointment online.