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

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Prior to 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! Just identifying leaks could make a big difference in your energy savings.

Repairing many cracks and leaks can be a relatively quick DIY project that could help you save money year after year. 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 pesky leaks? 

The attic.

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

  • Stud cavities could be open or uninsulated, permitting air to easily leak out. You’ll wind up with a colder home and a higher utility bill.
  • Don’t forget 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.

  • Check your weatherstripping. If it’s cracked or torn, it’s time to replace it.
  • Inspect the caulking on all of your windows, checking both inside and outside. Just use a caulking gun to seal 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 ensure you get the most out of your annual furnace service, but following this list will give you a great advantage. You’ll be more comfortable and your home will be more efficient. At Brandon Heating and Plumbing (1998) Ltd., we are here for you to answer your questions about these tips. And, if you need to set up a furnace service appointment, give us a call at 204-728-0180.

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