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

Before your annual furnace service appointment, spend a little time checking around your home for areas that may be letting your warm air escape. Leaky doors and windows and other areas lower the efficiency of your furnace. You could be letting money fly out the door, literally! Merely identifying leaks could make a big 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. 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 look for those irritating 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, 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 around your home. It’s not uncommon for people to 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.

  • Inspect 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 prevent air from escaping.

There are so many ways to make sure 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 The Frazier Company, we are here for you to answer your questions about these tips. And, if you’re ready to set up a furnace service appointment, give us a call at 402-896-5900.

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